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Mining Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. HHE-80-108-111, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Kingwood, West Virginia.


PB82213133

Publication Date 1980
Page Count 8
Abstract A health hazard evaluation was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on February 26, 1980, at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) office, Kingwood, WV. This survey was conducted to investigate complaints of eye and nasal irritation, as well as general discomfort from exposure to solvent vapors invading the ASCS office area. ASCS office personnel were exposed to perchloroethylene (PCE) vapors generated in the Patriot Coal Co. Float-and-Sink Testing laboratory which is located in an adjacent room of the same building. Although the laboratory was not performing float-and-sink tests at the time the survey was conducted, PCE vapor concentrations in the ASCS office were measured at 20 parts per million (ppm). A comprehensive industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Patriot Coal Co. laboratory. Recommendations to control the PCE vapors have been made to the company through a formal report. The control measures recommended should eliminate the ASCS office personnel's exposure to PCE.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chloroetha
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Chlorine organic compounds
  • Ethylene/tetrachloro
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
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.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198219
Mining Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. HHE-80-108-111, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Kingwood, West Virginia.
Mining Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. HHE-80-108-111, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Kingwood, West Virginia.
PB82213133

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chloroetha
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Chlorine organic compounds
  • Ethylene/tetrachloro
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • 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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