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Industrial Hygiene Report Asbestos at Reading Brake and Alignment Service, Reading, Ohio.


PB81245193

Publication Date 1980
Personal Author Roberts, D. R.
Page Count 18
Abstract Worker exposures to asbestos (1332214) and trace metals were surveyed at Reading Brake and Alignment Service (SIC-7539) in Reading, Ohio, on March 7, 1979. The number of employees was not reported. Asbestos concentrations in personal breathing zone samples from the brake mechanic averaged 0.04 fibers greater than 5 microns per cubic centimeter (f/cc), and general area air samples contained 0.009 to 0.014f/cc. Concentrations of lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), copper (7440508), iron (7439896), manganese (7439965), and chromium (7440473) were 0.7, less than 0.1 to 0.4, 0.1 to 0.3, 1.3 to 23.2, 0.03 to 0.2, and 0.06 to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter, respectively. All exposures were well below OSHA standards of 2.0f/cc for asbestos, and 50, 5000, 1000, 10000, and 5000 micrograms per cubic meter for lead, zinc, copper, iron and manganese, respectively; no standards were provided for chromium. The author concludes that no asbestos hazard exists at this company, but notes that very little brake service activity occurred on the day of the survey. Asbestos exposures probably would be higher on days when the work load was greater.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Lead(Metal)
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Chromium
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Heavy metals
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • SIC-7539
  • CAS 7439-92-1
  • CAS 7440-66-6
  • CAS 7440-50-8
  • CAS 7439-89-6
  • CAS 7439-96-5
  • CAS 7440-47-3
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrial Hygiene Section.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industry-wide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198126
Industrial Hygiene Report Asbestos at Reading Brake and Alignment Service, Reading, Ohio.
Industrial Hygiene Report Asbestos at Reading Brake and Alignment Service, Reading, Ohio.
PB81245193

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Lead(Metal)
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Chromium
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Heavy metals
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • SIC-7539
  • CAS 7439-92-1
  • CAS 7440-66-6
  • CAS 7440-50-8
  • CAS 7439-89-6
  • CAS 7439-96-5
  • CAS 7440-47-3
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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