HHE Report No. HETA-96-0209-2598, Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital, Cass Lake, Minnesota.
NIOSH 1996 Sep:15 pages
In response to a request from the Bemidji Area Indian Health Service, a lead (7439921) based paint inspection was conducted at the Cass Lake Indian Hospital (SIC-8062), Cass Lake, Minnesota. Paint chip samples were collected from interior surfaces for analysis, and direct reading measurements were made using an X-ray fluorescence monitor. Of 32 paint chip samples analyzed, lead was detected in 23. Five of the samples exceeded the HUD criteria for lead based paint (LBP) which was 0.5% by weight. The lead in ten of the 23 samples was below the Consumer Product Safety Commission allowable level of 0.06%. The authors conclude that lead based paint was detected in interior components of the hospital. The authors recommend that precautions be taken during the remodeling activities involving those materials which contain lead. Trained and certified lead abatement contractors and workers should be used for these tasks. Clearance testing of surfaces using the HUD criteria and sampling protocol should be conducted once remodeling is completed. The Cass Lake Hospital project should be discussed with the Minnesota lead program that has specific requirements for LBP abatement projects. The disposal pathways for lead containing waste proposed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency should be followed.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-96-0209-2598; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Health-care-facilities; Heavy-metals;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
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Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-96-0209-2598, 15 pages, 9 references