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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-89-335-2041, Sheffield Lake Service Department, Sheffield Lake, Ohio.
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 89-335-2041, 1990 May; :1-13
In response to a request from a representative of Sheffield Lake Service Department (SIC-1611), Sheffield Lake, Ohio, a study was made of possible hazardous working conditions at the site. The facility services municipal vehicles; three to 11 workers were employed in the office area. The request stated that diesel exhaust from vehicle start up in the service garage permeates the office area of the building, causing clerks and customers to become nauseated. Long term area samples were collected at three indoor and one outdoor locations. Total particulates, submicron particulates, benzene soluble particulates, formaldehyde (50000) and nitrogen-dioxide (10102440) were monitored. Short term samples were also collected. The office area was found to be underventilated. The author concludes that a potential health hazard existed in the maintenance shop and parking bay areas due to exposure to diesel exhausts. A lack of ventilation in these areas was identified as the problem. The author recommends measures to improve ventilation in the office area and to reduce exposures to diesel exhaust in the bay and maintenance shop areas.
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