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Investigation of Health Hazards in Brake Lining Repair and Maintenance Workers Occupationally Exposed to Asbestos.


PB83220897

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Nicholson, W. J.; Daum, S. M.; Lorimer, W. V.; Velez, H.; Lilis, R.
Page Count 136
Abstract There are several sources of asbestos exposure to garage mechanics and automobile repairmen. First, of course, is that the asbestos exposure from the debris of brake or clutch lining wear, particulary when the brake or clutch housing are cleaned using a high pressure air hose. Second, garage mechanics may be at risk from exposures during the use of autobody filler and, finally, asbestos dust can be disseminated during mixing and application of undercoating materials each of which has contained the fiber in previous years. In order to determine the extent of the asbestos-related risk from garage maintenance work, NIOSH has contracted with the Environmental Sciences Laboratory to conduct a clinical examination of garage mechanics. The examination was to focus specifically upon those manifestations of asbestos disease, such as x-ray abnormalities and pulmonary function deficits, that would elucidate the possible effects from exposure to asbestos in garage employment.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Brake linings
  • Repair shops
  • Motor vehicles
  • Maintenance
  • 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 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Environmental Sciences Lab.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198319
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-0119
Investigation of Health Hazards in Brake Lining Repair and Maintenance Workers Occupationally Exposed to Asbestos.
Investigation of Health Hazards in Brake Lining Repair and Maintenance Workers Occupationally Exposed to Asbestos.
PB83220897

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Brake linings
  • Repair shops
  • Motor vehicles
  • Maintenance
  • 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
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-0119
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