Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 83-035-1317; Boone County Public Administration Building Burlington, Kentucky [open pdf - 2MB]
"On November 3, 1982, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for immediate technical assistance from the Boone County public administration offices in Burlington, Kentucky, concerning a suspected toxic gas or vapor reportedly concentrated in the Sheriff's Department. Employees in the Sheriff's Department were reporting headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye irritation, sore throats, and allergic symptoms causing some of them to leave work early. [...] Ventilation measurements indicated that the air handling system supplying air to the Sheriff's Department was not adequate to meet the 20 cfm per person of fresh outdoor air currently recommended by ASHRAE [American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers] for office environments in which smoking is permitted. This, along with the absence of toxic contaminants, suggests that the employees' symptoms may be caused by inadequate ventilation. Recommendations which may alleviate these symptoms are described in Section VII of this report."
HETA # 83-35-1317; Health Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report Number 83-35-1317
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