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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-92-106-2313, LORAL Command and Control, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 92-106-2313, 1993 May; :1-23
In response to a request from management personnel at LORAL Command and Control (SIC-7371), Colorado Springs, Colorado, an investigation was undertaken of possible hazardous working conditions at that location. LORAL Command and Control Systems was a computer software development firm. Workers in the specialty engineering section of Building 9975 had reported skin rash and irritation, a burning facial sensation, nose irritation and eye irritation. Air sample analysis revealed the presence of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (541026), limonene (138863), 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane (76131) and cellosolve-acetate (111159). Trace amounts of branched alkanes, xylenes, hexanol (111273) and toluene (108883) were also noted. Temperature and relative humidity analyses indicated that the levels were within the appropriate ranges. The author concludes that results of the analyses did not indicate that a health hazard existed at this facility. The author recommends that efforts be continued to determine if any specific changes to the work environment can be made which will positively affect occupant comfort in affected building areas. Another option may be to consider alternatives for on site and possible off site employment accommodations.
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