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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-339-1053, Valley Station Post Office, Valley Station, Kentucky.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-339-1053, 1982 Feb; :1-8
The Valley Station mail sorting are (SIC-4311) in Valley Station, Kentucky was evaluated for airborne dust exposure. The managing postmaster requested the evaluation on behalf of an unspecified number of employees who developed medical problems. Evaluation was performed on August 3, 1981. The facility employed 31 workers. Environmental sampling indicated that all air and dust samples contained trace amounts of various metals. Nuisance dust concentrations of 0.02 and 0.04 milligrams per cubic meter were both well below the current (15 milligrams per cubic meter) nuisance dust standard. Carbon-monoxide and organic vapor concentrations were at normal background values. A fibrous glass and mineral wool combination was found in the ceiling tile. No asbestos or fibrous glass could be confirmed in any of the air or bulk dust samples. The author concludes that no health hazard existed at the facility. The author recommends good housekeeping procedures to keep airborne dust exposure to a minimum.
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