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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-427-1043, United States Main Post Office, Columbus, Ohio.

Authors
Ruhe-RL
Source
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 81-427-1043, 1982 Feb; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00127767
Abstract
Exposure to airborne dust at the United States Main Post Office (SIC- 3579), Columbus, Ohio was investigated. The study was requested by the Postmaster and was conducted on August 28 and October 22, 1981. A total of 160 workers were potentially exposed while operating mail sorting machines. Ten bulk dust and personal breathing zone samples were collected and analyzed. The bulk settled dust samples contained no asbestos (1332214). Total particulate concentrations ranged from 0.13 to 4.71 milligrams per cubic meter of air (mg/m3). The OSHA recommended exposure limit is 15mg/m3 for an 8 hour time weighted average. The author concludes that workers were not overexposed to total particulate concentrations, nor were they exposed to asbestos.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Office-workers; Breathing-zone; Dust-exposure; Dust-sampling; Region-5; HETA-81-427-1043; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Mailing Machines; United States Main Post Office; Asbestos; Nuisance Particulates
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19820201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-201772
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-427-1043
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3579
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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