Survey report: potential options for the control of border agents exposure to vehicle emissions at United States Port of Entry, San Ysidro, California.
Dunn K; Mead KR; Heitbrink WA
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, ECTB 010-02a, 1999 May; :1-19
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a site visit in response to a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) request received from the United State Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Personal air samples were collected for carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons, and lead particulate matter. Personal and area air samples for lead, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons were all within acceptable occupational health criteria for full shift exposures, however, peak exposures exceeded the NIOSH recommended ceiling concentration of 200 parts per million. Based on these results, the NIOSH HHE team made several recommendations that included modifying the local exhaust ventilation systems, incorporating administrative controls, and elimination of some tasks.
Automotive-exhausts; Ventilation-systems; Ventilation-equipment; Control-technology; Region-9
Field Studies; Control Technology
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health