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Exposure potentials during cleaning, overhauling, and repairing of aircraft lavatory tanks and hardware.
Burton NC; McCleery RE
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Nov; 15(11):803-808
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a con. dential employee request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) concerning the cleaning, overhauling, and repair of aircraft lavatory tanks and hardware at an airline maintenance facility. The HHE request stated that employees were concerned about potential exposures to infectious microorganisms during the cleaning of lavatory units; some of which had been stored for two years at another location.
Aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment; Aircraft; Occupational health; Occupational hazards; Occupational exposure; Microorganisms; Sampling; Sampling methods; Laboratory testing; Exposure limits; Air contamination; Air monitoring; Air quality monitoring; Air quality measurement
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R-11, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
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