HHE Report, No. HETA-82-176-1236, U. S. Customs Service, Patrol Division Office, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California.
NIOSH 1982 Dec:9 pages
Worker exposures to formaldehyde (50000) were investigated on April 21, 1982 at the United States Customs Service Patrol Division Office (SIC-9999) at Treasure Island, San Francisco, California. The evaluation was requested by the National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 165, on behalf of eight workers who complained of eye, nose and throat irritation. Area air samples were analyzed, and employees were questioned about medical symptoms. Air samples contained 0.15 to 0.23 parts per million of formaldehyde. NIOSH recommends that formaldehyde exposures be kept to the lowest feasible limit. The workers reported eye and respiratory irritation, cough, chest tightness, headache, nausea, and fatigue. The authors conclude that formaldehyde exposure hazard exists at this work site. They recommend improvement of the ventilation system.
Hazards-Confirmed; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Employee-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Ventilation; Solvents; Air-sampling; Office-workers; HETA-82-176-1236; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-9;
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages, 6 references