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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-95-0273-2525, Advanced Occupational Health Services, Inc., Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
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 95-0273-2525, 1995 Aug; :1-19
In response to a management request from Advanced Occupational Health Services, Inc. (SIC-8049), Elizabethtown, Kentucky, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous conditions at a satellite office located in Leitchfield, Kentucky. The concern was centered around the existing ventilation system and possible exposure to chemical contaminants off gassing from the carpeting and floor tiles. Measurements of carbon-dioxide (124389) levels indicated that adequate amounts of outside air were not being delivered to the worksite. The temperature measurements varied widely and were not within the comfort guidelines. Relative humidity levels were within comfort levels. Although trace amounts of some organic compounds were detected, the only quantifiable measurements were of ethanol (64175) at up to 2.2 parts per million (ppm) and isopropanol (67630) (up to 1.4ppm). None of the levels monitored were even close to exposure criteria. The author concludes that little outside air was introduced by the ventilation system, but exposures to organic chemicals in the air did not present an occupational hazard. The author recommends that improvements be made in the ventilation system.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-95-0273-2525; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Ventilation-systems; Air-quality-control; Health-care-personnel; Organic-compounds; Indoor-air-pollution; Indoor-environmental-quality; Author Keywords: Offices and Clinics of Health Practitioners, Not Elsewhere Classified; carbon dioxide; temperature; relative humidity; ventilation; total volatile organic compounds; IEQ; IAQ
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