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Document ID (ISN)56530
CIS number 91-1621
Year 1990
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.90-119
Author(s) Hollett B.A., Froehlich P.A., Caplan P.E., Cooper T.C., Shulman S.A.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title An evaluation of glove bag containment in asbestos removal
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, 1990. xiii, 116p. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract This report examines the effectiveness of the bag control method during the removal of asbestos-containing pipe lagging and evaluates different sampling and analysis methods for determining the level of asbestos contamination. Glossary. During asbestos removal operations in 4 public schools, personal exposures to airborne fibres were determined using phase contrast microscopy (PCM) methods. Aggressive and non-aggressive sampling techniques were used for collecting area samples and sample analysis was performed using both PCM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Results indicated that the glove bags did not completely contain the asbestos and that the choice of sampling and analysis methods could have an effect on the perceived level of asbestos contamination. Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) USA; asbestos; sampling and analysis; hazard evaluation; building materials
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; fibre counts; phase-contrast microscopy; report; glossary; evaluation of control measures; transmission electron microscopy; air sampling; evaluation of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Risk evaluation