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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-84-043-1429, Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation, Transportation And Safety Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Chrostek WJ
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 84-043-1429, 1984 Mar; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00149688
Abstract
Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for asbestos (1332214) at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Safety building (SIC-9621), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 15, 1983. The evaluation was requested by the personnel director and an employee representative because of concern about asbestos exposure to clerical and administrative personnel. A previous evaluation had shown that the fire proofing material in the ceiling contained 12 percent asbestos. Subsequently, water leaks had occurred in certain areas, possibly causing deterioration of the material. All air samples showed no detectable concentrations of asbestos; the detection limit was 0.01 fibers per cubic centimeter (cc). The OSHA standard for asbestos exposure is 2.0 fibers/cc. Analysis of two bulk samples showed the presence of approximately 35 percent chrysotile (12001295) asbestos. The author concludes that there was no exposure to asbestos at the time of the survey. Recommendations include encapsulation, enclosure, or removal of exposed asbestos containing material, periodic monitoring for potential asbestos exposure, and medical surveillance of all employees with potential or previous exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Transportation-industry; Region-3; Asbestos-fibers; Office-workers; Air-contamination; Fire-proofing; Author Keywords: Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs; Asbestos
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 12001-29-5
Publication Date
19840301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-180305
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-84-043-1429
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9621
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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