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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA-78-4, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


PB82216318

Publication Date 1978
Personal Author White, G. L.
Page Count 12
Abstract Personal and environmental air samples were analyzed for asbestos (1332214) at the Smithsonian Institution's Silver Hill, Tract-B facilities in Washington, D.C., during November 8 to 9, 1977. The evaluation was requested by management on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Asbestos fiber concentrations ranged from less than 4,500 fibers to 120,000 fibers greater than 5 microns in length per cubic meter (f/cu m), compared with the OSHA standard of 2,000,000f/cu m for a time weighted average. The author concludes that a potential health hazard from asbestos exposure exists at these facilities. He recommends removal of the asbestos insulation in the buildings, implementation of an environmental and medical surveillance program if the insulation is not removed, and additional industrial hygiene surveys.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 1332-21-4
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. Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198220
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA-78-4, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA-78-4, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
PB82216318

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • 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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