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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-88-369-2141, Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
Klein M; Gunter B
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 88-369-2141, 1991 Sep; :1-23
In response to a request from a representative of the Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital concerning indoor air quality at Greely Hall, Fort Huachuca (SIC-9711), Arizona, an environmental and ventilation survey was conducted. Greely Hall was a three story, multipurpose building with approximately 120,000 feet per floor. The building housed primarily offices, but also had a cafeteria, auditorium, computer rooms, conference rooms and electronics maintenance area. Over 2100 persons worked in the building. Average carbon-dioxide (124389) levels were 584 parts per million (ppm) in the morning, increasing to 1040ppm for the last measurements made that day. The levels ranged from 350 to 1000ppm in the morning to 800 to 1800ppm in the afternoon. Inordinate temperature increases during the day were found in some areas of the building. Many of the air handling units had inoperable or closed main outside air dampers. Maintenance was poor. Improperly maintained or poorly draining condensate pans, renovation of the building without upgrading the ventilation systems and insufficient maintenance personnel were some of the problems identified. The authors conclude that the potential for thermal comfort problems and microbial contamination existed. The authors recommend measures to remedy these situations.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-88-369-2141; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-9; Military-personnel; Indoor-air-pollution; Ventilation-equipment; Air-temperature; Indoor-environmental-quality; Author Keywords: National Security; ventilation; indoor air quality; carbon dioxide; temperature; relative humidity; maintenance practices
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