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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-83-112-1309, Saint Francis High School, Morgantown, West Virginia.
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 83-112-1309, 1983 May; :1-9
Bulk samples were analyzed for asbestos (1332214) at Saint Francis High School (SIC-8211), Morgantown, West Virginia on January 21, 1983. The evaluation was requested by the principal to identify areas where asbestos could be present. A complete survey of the building was conducted and bulk samples were collected. The samples were analyzed by polarized light microscopy. Friable asbestos containing materials were found on some of the ceilings and on the walls above the lockers. Asbestos was also found in insulating materials used in the boiler room and on some of the pipes on the first floor. Most of the material was in good condition and would not be a hazard if undisturbed. The friable materials were well bonded to the ceilings and walls and encapsulated with paint. The author concludes that there is no asbestos hazard at the school, however, the friable material above the lockers is susceptible to contact damage and the paint would not be effective in preventing fiber release if damaged. The author recommends that the material above the lockers be removed because of its accessibility and friability.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Exposure-levels; Dust-exposure; Health-hazards; Toxic-effects; HETA-83-112-1309; Author Keywords: Elementary and Secondary Schools; school; asbestos
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