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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-90-288-2113, Pensacola City Hall, Pensacola, Florida.

Authors
Burr-GA
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 90-288-2113, 1991 May; :1-21
NIOSHTIC No.
00200317
Abstract
In response to a request from the city of Pensacola for technical assistance, an evaluation was made of possible hazardous working conditions at the Pensacola City Hall (SIC-9199), Pensacola, Florida. The seven story building was completed in 1985. The evaluation focused on floors 3 through 7, where most of the workers were located. The carbon-dioxide (124389) concentrations on these floors were below 1000 parts per million. All work areas surveyed were within the guidelines for both temperature and relative humidity. The concentrations of respirable particulate matter, measured with a direct reading aerosol monitor, ranged from 2 to 70 micrograms per cubic meter. Many of the workers felt their work areas were too dusty and others considered them too noisy. Over half the workers on the third floor considered their work areas too stuffy. Smoking was not restricted to smoking areas or to lounges which were provided with a dedicated air handling system to reduce the possibility or reentrainment and recirculation of any secondary cigarette smoke. The author concludes that the indoor air quality parameters measured were within acceptable levels. An indoor air quality did exist due to the smoking policy. Minor ventilation repairs are recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-90-288-2113; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-4; Cigarette-smoking; Indoor-air-pollution; Closed-building-syndrome; Office-workers; Air-quality-monitoring; Ventilation-systems; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
124-38-9
Publication Date
19910501
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-240945
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-90-288-2113
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9199
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
FL; OH
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