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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-472-1380, Pennsylvania Power And Light, Martins Creek Steam Electric Station, Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Lewis FA
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 81-472-1380, 1983 Oct; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00149669
Abstract
Personal air samples were analyzed for respirable coal dust and free silica (14808607) at the Martins Creek Steam Electric Station, Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (SIC-4911), Martins Creek, Pennsylvania in January 1982. The evaluation was requested by Local 1600 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in order to determine whether the presence of coal dust presented a health or explosion hazard. Twelve medical interviews were conducted. Respirable coal dust concentrations ranged from 0.3 to 1.8 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) and respirable quartz concentrations ranged from less than 0.04 to 0.05mg/m3. The respective OSHA standards are 2.4 and 2.1mg/m3. Interviews revealed no unusual or significant medical problem. No electrostatic precipitator cleanout or asbestos (1332214) removal activity was observed at the facility. Recommendations include establishing and maintaining the highest order of housekeeping to prevent accumulation of combustible dusts, removal of dust by vacuum cleaning and continuous suction, use of dust tight electrical equipment, and proper grounding of all electrical equipment to prevent build up of static electricity.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Electric-power-generation; Coal-dust; Respirable-dust; Industrial-ventilation; HETA-81-472-1380; Author Keywords: Electric Service; Coal Dust; Respirable Dust; Respirable Quartz; Asbestos; Explosivity
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 1332-21-4
Publication Date
19831001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-178556
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-472-1380
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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