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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-89-262-1994, Chapman Corporation, Albright Power Station, Albright, 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 89-262-1994, 1989 Nov; :1-26
In response to a request from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 425, an evaluation was made of possible asbestos (1332214) exposures to electrical workers employed by Chapman Corporation (SIC-1731, SIC-1542, SIC-4911, SIC-9999) engaged in electrical rewiring tasks on a boiler at the Albright Power Station, Albright, West Virginia. This coal fired electric power generating facility was built in the early 1950's. At the time the survey was undertaken, a complete refurbishing of boiler number 3 was being performed, part of which included an asbestos abatement project. The electricians in question did not work inside the asbestos containment area during the survey, but they did perform work outside and around the asbestos containment area. Air sampling results indicated that asbestos fiber releases did occur outside the containment area. Bulk samples of settled dust revealed asbestos contamination in the work areas surrounding the boiler. There were several deficiencies in the abatement program including the lack of adequate containment and breaches in the enclosure. The author concludes that workers in the vicinity of this boiler had potential exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Recommendations are made to help management representatives minimize potential risks through the establishment of a comprehensive asbestos abatement program and policies.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-89-262-1994; Region-3; Hazard-Confirmed; Asbestos-fibers; Electric-power-generation; Air-quality-monitoring; Airborne-fibers; Mineral-dusts; Electrical-workers;
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
NTIS Accession No.
1731; 1542; 4911; 9999
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