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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report, Forty-Eight Insulations, Inc. Aurora, Illinois.


PB83105619

Publication Date 1978
Personal Author Fowler, D. P.
Page Count 75
Abstract Worker exposures to airborne mineral wool fibers, total particulate material and respirable particulate material were determined at Forty-Eight Insulation, Inc., (SIC-3296) at Aurora, Illinois, on June 1 to 3, 1977. The facility employed approximately 100 workers, 70 of which were potentially exposed to mineral wool. The company maintained a medical program and medical services were furnished by a local clinic. Fiber counts, determined by optical microscopy, ranged from less than 0.002 fibers per cubic centimeter (f/cc) to 0.643f/cc. Total airborne material concentrations ranged from 0.0105 to 4.972 milligrams per cubic meter. No exposures to fibrous airborne particles above the recommended NIOSH standard of 3f/cc were found. The author recommends that a full industrial hygiene and safety engineering survey be performed and that the extent of past exposure to asbestos and mineral wool fibers be determined.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Mineral wool
  • Fibers
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Monitoring
  • Dust
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 3296
  • Particulates
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57V - Radiobiology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industry-wide survey rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198301
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report, Forty-Eight Insulations, Inc. Aurora, Illinois.
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report, Forty-Eight Insulations, Inc. Aurora, Illinois.
PB83105619

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Mineral wool
  • Fibers
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Monitoring
  • Dust
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 3296
  • Particulates
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57V - Radiobiology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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