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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-135-1205, St. Bernard Fire Department, St. Bernard, Ohio.

Authors
Lucas C
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 81-135-1205, 1982 Oct; :1-8
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NIOSHTIC No.
00127798
Abstract
Concentrations of carbon-monoxide (630080), nitrogen-oxide (10102439), nitrogen-dioxide (10102440), and organic vapors were sampled at the City of St. Bernard Fire Department (SIC-9224) in St. Bernard, Ohio on March 4 and 5, 1982. The survey was requested by a representative of the City of St. Bernard in response to respiratory complaints among firefighters. Medical questionnaires were administered, the ventilation system was evaluated, and temperature and humidity were measured. Concentrations of carbon- monoxide and oxides of nitrogen during the morning equipment check were 250 to 300 parts per million (ppm) and 8ppm, respectively. OSHA standards for these contaminants are 50ppm and 5ppm, respectively, over an 8 hour time weighted average. Humidity was below recommended comfort zones and there was no fresh air intake duct in living quarters. The author found that significant health hazards exist. He recommends adjustments in relative humidity area proper maintenance and monitoring of the air handling system. Doors should be kept closed, and air should be properly exhausted from the garage area.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Ventilation; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Exhaust-gases; Firemen; Region-5; HETA-81-135-1205; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report
CAS No.
630-08-0; 10102-43-9; 10102-44-0
Publication Date
19821001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-173020
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-135-1205
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9224
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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