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72 HHE reports were found based on your search terms. Reports are listed in order of year published with the most recently published reports listed first.


Year Published and Title

(1998) Point Pleasant High School, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. (Click to open report)
In April 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from employees of Point Pleasant High School (PPHS) for a health hazard evaluation at PPHS. The requesters asked NIOSH to evaluate the indoor environment, specifically employees' exposures to gases produced during the operation of gas-fired furnaces. PPHS employees reported headache, sinus problems, upper respiratory problems, dizziness, tiredness, and burning, itchy eyes which they associated wit... (Click to show more)

(1997) Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from a group of pathology laboratory employees at the Albert Einstein Medical Center (SIC-8071), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions in the Pathology Laboratory. Concern was expressed regarding symptoms of fatigue, headache, dizziness, skin rash and respiratory and eye irritation felt by the workers to be caused by exposure to laboratory chemicals and diesel exhaust emissions from the ambulance bay. The labora... (Click to show more)

(1997) Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the United Auto Workers, an investigation was begun into possible indoor environmental quality at Blue Cross and Blue Shield (SIC-6324), Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nasal congestion, headaches, and flue like symptoms were reported among the workers there, which they believed to be associated with poor ventilation and air circulation problems. Carbon-dioxide (124389) concentrations increased slightly during the work day, but never exceeded 800 parts per million (ppm). Te... (Click to show more)

(1997) Cowlitz County Health Department, Longview, Washington. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the Service Employees International Union, a health hazard evaluation was performed at the former Cowlitz County Health Department Building (CCHDB) (SIC-9431) in Longview, Washington. Concern was voiced over employee reports of upper respiratory problems, aches and pains in joints and muscles, and skin rashes, perhaps related to toxins and molds in the building. After an inspection by the Washington State Department of Health revealed the presence of fungi including... (Click to show more)

(1997) Federal Express, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Click to open report)
In response to a confidential request from employees at the Federal Express Call Center (SIC-4513), Cincinnati, Ohio, an investigation was begun into indoor environmental quality at the facility. The concerns included a lack of ventilation; an unclean work area; exposures to dust, mold, and contaminants; illnesses of unknown origin; chronic upper respiratory problems; above average absenteeism; low employee morale; and a hostile work environment. Employees who were interviewed spoke of runny nos... (Click to show more)

(1997) Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa. (Click to open report)
On September 16-17, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a site visit at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, in response to a management request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE). The request asked NIOSH to assess indoor air quality and measure exposures to crystalline silica in the art rooms at this school. The source of crystalline silica was clay and various glazes used during ceramics courses in art room 403. The request was initiated ... (Click to show more)

(1993) Internal Revenue Service Office, Flint, Michigan. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the National Treasury Employees Union, an investigation was undertaken of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) at the Internal Revenue Service Office (SIC-9311), Flint, Michigan. Employees had reported sinus problems, cold like symptoms, and headaches. The indoor carbon-dioxide (124389) concentrations measured were all below the recommended level of 1,000 parts per million. Temperature and relative humidity levels were within seasonal suggested guidelines. Evidence of... (Click to show more)

(1981) Bibb County Department of Family and Childrens Services, Macon, Georgia. (Click to open report)
Air quality was studied, ventilation systems evaluated, medical questionnaires distributed, and sick leave records reviewed at the Bibb County Department of Family and Childrens Services (SIC-8321) in Macon, Georgia, on May 19, 1981. Unspecified individuals requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately 151 affected workers. Although there was no evidence of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals, health complaints and related symptoms were reported by 81 percent of the employees. Employe... (Click to show more)

(1981) Federal Office Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Click to open report)
Environmental air samples were analyzed for ozone (10028156), carbon- monoxide (630080), carbon-dioxide (124389), formaldehyde (50000), and branched alkanes at the Federal Office Building (SIC-9199) in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 8, 1981. An unidentified individual requested the evaluation on behalf of two affected workers. All ozone, carbon-monoxide, carbon-dioxide, and formaldehyde concentrations were below the limits of detection. Branched alkanes were detected at about 0.2 milligram per cubic m... (Click to show more)

(1979) Horizon House Institute for Research and Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Click to open report)
Environmental and medical evaluations were conducted on February 27 and 28, 1979 at the Horizon House Institute for Research and Development (SIC-8922) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in response to a request from an authorized employee representative to determine a possible hazard to approximately five employees from exposure to unknown odors in the workplace. Direct reading instruments were used to evaluate environmental conditions and to check for airborne contamination from carbon-monoxide (63... (Click to show more)


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