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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-89-175-2045, Revised, Planning Research Corporation, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Authors
Crandall-MS
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 89-175-2045(revised), 1990 Aug; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
00194773
Abstract
In response to a request from employees of the Planning Research Corporation (SIC-7371), Virginia Beach, Virginia, an investigation was undertaken of possible hazardous conditions existing at that site. The employees reported headaches, nausea, eye irritation, sore throat, unusual fatigue or sleepiness, nasal discharge or sinus congestion. These were experienced by 10 to 20% of the workforce. The average environmental carbon-dioxide (124389) (CO2) concentrations ranged from a low of 1625 parts per million (ppm) to a high of 2400ppm. Temperature and relative humidity measurements were usually within the comfort zone. Efforts were underway to create a smoke free environment at this site. The ventilation system was inadequate to the task. Employee complaints suggested that there were problems with ventilation and air movement, and this was confirmed by environmental measurements. The author recommends improving the air quality through improvements to the air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-89-175-2045; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Indoor-air-pollution; Cigarette-smoking; Closed-building-syndrome; Office-workers; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
124-38-9
Publication Date
19900801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-119032
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA 89-175-2045(revised)
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7371
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
VA; OH
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