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Title: Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 84-321-1590, asbestos shingle tear-off, Rockford, Illinois

Abstract

Breathing-zone samples were analyzed for asbestos during removal of an old asbestos shingle roof from a residential building, Rockford, Illinois in May, 1984. The evaluation was requested to assess asbestos exposures during removal operations. A bulk sample of the asbestos shingle was analyzed and found to contain 30% chrysotile. NIOSH certified half/face respirators with high efficiency particulate filters were worn by all members of the tear off and cleanup crews. The author concludes that since the NIOSH criteria for asbestos exposure is the lowest feasible concentration, a hazard from airborne asbestos fibers existed during the roof removal operation. Recommendations include wetting the roof before beginning removal, evacuating the building occupants if feasible, sealing off all doors, windows, and other openings, removing all work clothes before leaving the site, and laundering them seperately.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6065258
Report Number(s):
PB-86-133774/XAB; HETA-84-321-1590
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ASBESTOS; AIR POLLUTION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; INSPECTION; ROOFS; TOXICITY; VENTILATION; BUILDINGS; MATERIALS; MEDICINE; POLLUTION; SAFETY; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 552000 - Public Health

Citation Formats

Reed, L D. Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 84-321-1590, asbestos shingle tear-off, Rockford, Illinois. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Reed, L D. Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 84-321-1590, asbestos shingle tear-off, Rockford, Illinois. United States.
Reed, L D. Wed . "Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 84-321-1590, asbestos shingle tear-off, Rockford, Illinois". United States.
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title = {Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 84-321-1590, asbestos shingle tear-off, Rockford, Illinois},
author = {Reed, L D},
abstractNote = {Breathing-zone samples were analyzed for asbestos during removal of an old asbestos shingle roof from a residential building, Rockford, Illinois in May, 1984. The evaluation was requested to assess asbestos exposures during removal operations. A bulk sample of the asbestos shingle was analyzed and found to contain 30% chrysotile. NIOSH certified half/face respirators with high efficiency particulate filters were worn by all members of the tear off and cleanup crews. The author concludes that since the NIOSH criteria for asbestos exposure is the lowest feasible concentration, a hazard from airborne asbestos fibers existed during the roof removal operation. Recommendations include wetting the roof before beginning removal, evacuating the building occupants if feasible, sealing off all doors, windows, and other openings, removing all work clothes before leaving the site, and laundering them seperately.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6065258}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {5}
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