Development of methods to estimate beryllium exposure.
Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988 Jun; :1-135
This project was designed to access data, provide preliminary exposure rankings, and delineate the process for detailing retrospective exposure assessments for beryllium (7440417) among workers at processing facilities. A literature review was conducted, and walk through surveys were conducted at two facilities still in operation. More than 8,000 environmental records were entered into a computer file. Descriptive statistics were then generated and the process of rank ordering exposures across facilities was begun. In efforts to formulate crude indices of exposure, job titles of persons in the NIOSH mortality study were reviewed and categorized for any beryllium exposure, chemical form of beryllium exposure, and exposure to acid mists. Daily Weighted Average exposure estimates were reviewed by job title, across all facilities. The mean exposure at each facility was calculated. The strategy which was developed for retrospective exposure assessment was described. Tasks included determination of the usefulness of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation files; cataloging the numbers of samples available from company sources; investigating data holdings at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and obtaining records from the Department of Energy Library.
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Beryllium-compounds; Beryllium-disease; Epidemiology; Employee-exposure
Entomology and Parasitology University of Cincinnati 3223 Eden Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0056
Final Grant Report
NTIS Accession No.
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio