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Real-time and video exposure monitoring during cellulose insulation applications.
Cotton and Other Organic Dusts: Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Cotton and Organic Dusts Research Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4 - 8, 2000, San Antonio, Texas. Memphis, TN: National Cotton Council, 2000 Jan; 1:204-205
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is engaged in a workplace exposure assessment of cellulose insulation (CI) applicators. Real-time sampling for airborne particulates is conducted during CI application activities with a light scattering aerosol spectrometer designed for real-time particulate measurement with particle size discrimination. Eight channels collect count information for particle sizes greater than 0.75, 1, 2, 3.5, 5, 7.5, 10, and 15 micrometers. Data are collected to monitor the particulates generated by distinct events during CI installation activities in the attic and hopper areas. For each operation, data are integrated for 1 minute and stored sequentially on the Grimm data card over the entire time period. The collected particle count and size information is downloaded to a laptop computer following the completion of the operation. Start and stop times for significant operations are recorded during each sample collection period.
Insulation-industry; Insulation-materials; Insulation-workers; Cellulose-fibers; Monitoring-systems;
Wakelyn PJ; Jacobs RR; Rylander R
Cotton and Other Organic Dusts: Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Cotton and Organic Dusts Research Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4 - 8, 2000, San Antonio, Texas
OH; TX; TN
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