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Spray Application of Fireproof Insulation at the Construction Site of the Proctor and Gamble Technical Center, Blue Ash, Ohio.


PB90155920

Publication Date 1972
Personal Author Lemen, R. A.
Page Count 8
Abstract Worker exposures to asbestos (1332214) during application of fireproofing insulation materials at the Proctor and Gamble site in Blue Ash, Ohio were examined. Personal membrane filter sampling devices were placed on four workers involved in the spraying and mixing operation. During the spraying operation, each of the four workers became literally covered with the sprayed-on material. Buildings, grounds, and everything within a 50-foot radium of the spray unit were also covered. Only the mixer pump operator was furnished with a respirator which he was not wearing when observed. The workers took their work clothing home at the end of the day. Even though the exposure to the workers was below the standard at the time of wet spraying, increased exposures were possible to the mixer pump operator when opening the bags with the asbestos-containing material, and also after the sprayed-on material had dried and was being cleaned up around the area of spraying by dry sweeping. Respirators should be supplied to all workers spraying or cleaning up or working around the asbestos-containing material. Clothing and laundering should be provided by the company doing the spraying. The use of hanging tarpaulins was suggested to prevent the spread of the materials outside the spraying area. Materials not containing asbestos should be substituted.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Spraying
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Construction industry
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • Work environments
  • Airborne pollutants
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199009
Spray Application of Fireproof Insulation at the Construction Site of the Proctor and Gamble Technical Center, Blue Ash, Ohio.
Spray Application of Fireproof Insulation at the Construction Site of the Proctor and Gamble Technical Center, Blue Ash, Ohio.
PB90155920

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Spraying
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Construction industry
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • Work environments
  • Airborne pollutants
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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