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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-0154-2527, Truman State Office Building, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Authors
Almaguer-D; Alterman-T; Blade-LM; Hurrell-J
Source
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 93-0154-2527, 1995 Sep; :1-39
NIOSHTIC No.
00230295
Abstract
In response to a request from employees of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue at the Truman State Office Building (SIC-9621), Jefferson City, Missouri, an investigation was begun into indoor air quality. Symptoms reported included headaches, chronic cough, sinus problems, and sleepiness. The temperatures were within the comfort zones but some relative humidity levels were lower than acceptable. The ventilation system apparently provided adequate outside air exchange. A follow up survey was conducted during the winter months. Formaldehyde (50000) was detected in almost every sample location, with the highest recorded concentration being 0.008 parts per million (ppm). The ventilation filtration system appeared to be operating effectively. The authors conclude that specific environmental conditions likely to cause the symptoms reported were not identified during this study. However, there were some environmental deficiencies, plus work organization and communication problems. The authors conclude that improvements should be made in the ventilation system, and employee comfort and satisfaction could be improved through better work organization and communication with the department.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-0154-2527; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-7; Indoor-air-pollution; Air-quality-control; Office-workers; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
50-00-0
Publication Date
19950901
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-191846
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-93-0154-2527
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9621
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; OH
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