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NIOSH Comments to the Coast Guard on the Coast Guard Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Controlling the Marine Asbestos Hazard by R. W. Niemeier, February 4, 1993.


PB93215127

Publication Date 1993
Page Count 12
Abstract The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has reviewed the advance notice of proposed rulemaking and supports the proposed changes to the Coast Guard Naval and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 6-87 for the control and reduction of asbestos exposure to industrial maritime employees working aboard marine vessels and shore installations. The authors have provided suggestions for your consideration on the proposed plan to reduce maritime exposure to airborne asbestos fibers (AAF). The current NIOSH recommended exposure limit (REL) is 0.1 f/cc. However, even at this concentration, OSHA has estimated that the mortality risk would be 3.4 deaths per 1000 workers for a lifetime of exposure to asbestos. Therefore, NIOSH has urged that the goal be to eliminate exposures to asbestos fibers or, where they cannot be eliminated, to limit them to the lowest feasible concentration.
Keywords
  • Asbestos
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air pollution control
  • Occupational exposure
  • Air pollution standards
  • Ships
  • Fibers
  • Air pollution monitoring
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Industrial medicine
  • Industrial maritime employees
  • Marine workers
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 47A - Marine Engineering
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199320
NIOSH Comments to the Coast Guard on the Coast Guard Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Controlling the Marine Asbestos Hazard by R. W. Niemeier, February 4, 1993.
NIOSH Comments to the Coast Guard on the Coast Guard Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Controlling the Marine Asbestos Hazard by R. W. Niemeier, February 4, 1993.
PB93215127

  • Asbestos
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air pollution control
  • Occupational exposure
  • Air pollution standards
  • Ships
  • Fibers
  • Air pollution monitoring
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Industrial medicine
  • Industrial maritime employees
  • Marine workers
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 47A - Marine Engineering
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