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In depth survey report of Transcon Lines Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 146-18, 1989 Aug; :1-40
An in depth survey report was conducted at Transcon Lines, Inc. (SIC- 4231), Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to determine relative exposures to diesel aerosol among the four major presumably exposed job groups of road drivers, local drivers, dock workers, and mechanics. Elemental carbon (7440440) sampling results at the Transcon Lines terminal during mild weather indicated low level exposures below geometric mean ambient highway concentrations in mechanics and local drivers, exposures slightly above highway concentrations in road drivers and switchers, and exposures significantly above highway concentrations in dock workers. Geometric mean exposures to submicrometer elemental carbon in all jobs were significantly elevated above the geometric mean ambient concentration measured in a residential area in Harrisburg. Relative job rankings suggested by personal exposures to elemental carbon, oxides of nitrogen and respirable dust were similar: lowest for mechanics, highest for dock workers, and intermediate for local and road drivers. Area concentrations of other airborne diesel exhaust components measured were very low or not detected and far below any established limits.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; IWS-146-18; Fuels; Diesel-exhausts; Diesel-emissions; Airborne-particles; Diesel-engines; Toxic-gases; Automobile-repair-shops
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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