Accession Number : ADA191429

Title :   Baseline Industrial Hygiene Survey at the Coal Fired Heating Plant, Malmstrom AFB, Montana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Liebhaber, Frank B , Jr ; Garg, Kul B

PDF Url : ADA191429

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report documents the occupational health conditions and exposures at the Malmstrom AFB MT coal fired heating plant so a baseline industrial hygiene monitoring program can be developed. Coal dust, ash, chemical, fugitive gas, noise, heat stress, and cold stress exposures were monitored. Results indicate the primary occupational health hazard was coal dust and ash exposure. This was especially true when the coal dust and ash silica content exceeded 5%. Hazardous noise levels were encountered throughout the plant. Potential chemical and heat/cold stress hazards were identified, but not considered significant at the time of the survey. Keywords: Occupational diseases.

Descriptors :   *HEATING PLANTS, *INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ASHES, BASE LINES, COAL, DUST, HAZARDS, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MONTANA, NOISE, OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, SURVEYS, TIME, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), AIR POLLUTION, NOISE POLLUTION, ADVERSE CONDITIONS

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Stress Physiology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE