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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-90-288-2113, Pensacola City Hall, Pensacola, Florida.
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
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.
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; Author Keywords: General Government; indoor air quality; carbon dioxide; ventilation; temperature; relative humidity; particulates
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