National Technical Reports Library - NTRL

National Technical Reports Library


Details
Actions:
Download PDFDownload XML
Download

In Depth Survey Report of Transcon Lines Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. September 1988.


PB90172032

Publication Date 1989
Personal Author Zaebst, D. D.
Page Count 50
Abstract An in-depth survey report was conducted at Transcon Lines, Inc. (SIC-4231), Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to determine relative exposures to diesel aerosol among the four major presumably exposed job groups of road drivers, local drivers, dock workers, and mechanics. Elemental carbon (7440440) sampling results at the Transcon Lines terminal during mild weather indicated low level exposures below geometric mean ambient highway concentrations in mechanics and local drivers, exposures slightly above highway concentrations in road drivers and switchers, and exposures significantly above highway concentrations in dock workers. Geometric mean exposures to submicrometer elemental carbon in all jobs were significantly elevated above the geometric mean ambient concentration measured in a residential area in Harrisburg. Relative job rankings suggested by personal exposures to elemental carbon, oxides of nitrogen and respirable dust were similar: lowest for mechanics, highest for dock workers, and intermediate for local and road drivers. Area concentrations of other airborne diesel exhaust components measured were very low or not detected and far below any established limits.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Diesel engines
  • Dust
  • Exhaust gases
  • Carbon
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Shop maintenance
  • Terminal facilities
  • Trucks
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Region 3
  • SIC 4231
  • CAS 7440-44-0
  • 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 Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199010
In Depth Survey Report of Transcon Lines Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. September 1988.
In Depth Survey Report of Transcon Lines Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. September 1988.
PB90172032

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Diesel engines
  • Dust
  • Exhaust gases
  • Carbon
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Shop maintenance
  • Terminal facilities
  • Trucks
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Region 3
  • SIC 4231
  • CAS 7440-44-0
  • 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
Loading