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108 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.


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(1996) Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from a group of Pathology Lab employees at the Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center (SIC-8071), Indianapolis, Indiana an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions. Workers reported symptoms of eye and upper respiratory irritation. The staff in the Pathology Laboratory included medical technologists and technicians working 8 hours a day performing routine tests. Even though the airborne respirable particulate concentrations were low, s... (Click to show more)

(1995) Advanced Occupational Health Services, Inc., Elizabethtown, Kentucky. (Click to open report)
In response to a management request from Advanced Occupational Health Services, Inc. (SIC-8049), Elizabethtown, Kentucky, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous conditions at a satellite office located in Leitchfield, Kentucky. The concern was centered around the existing ventilation system and possible exposure to chemical contaminants off gassing from the carpeting and floor tiles. Measurements of carbon-dioxide (124389) levels indicated that adequate amounts of outside air were no... (Click to show more)

(1995) Tri-County North School, Lewisburg, Ohio. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from administrators at the Tri-County North (TCN) Local School System (SIC-8211), Lewisburg, Ohio, a follow back evaluation was conducted after ventilation changes had been made, and the ventilation system had been tested and balanced. Carbon- dioxide (124389) levels, temperature, relative humidity, formaldehyde (50000), and total volatile organic compounds were measured. Carbon-dioxide levels exceeded 1,000 parts per million (ppm) in some classrooms. Formaldehyde levels... (Click to show more)

(1995) Truman State Office Building, Jefferson City, Missouri. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from employees of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue at the Truman State Office Building (SIC-9621), Jefferson City, Missouri, an investigation was begun into indoor air quality. Symptoms reported included headaches, chronic cough, sinus problems, and sleepiness. The temperatures were within the comfort zones but some relative humidity levels were lower than acceptable. The ventilation system apparently provided adequate outside air exchange. A follow ... (Click to show more)

(1995) U.S. Marshals Service, Los Angeles, California. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the management at the United States Marshals Service (USMS) (SIC-9221), Los Angeles, California, a study was made of possible occupational exposures to tuberculosis in individuals involved in the handling of prisoners. The USMS employed about 107 workers including deputy US Marshals and related operational personnel, guards, and administrative personnel. Seven positive tuberculin skin test (TST) reactions were reported among the USMS staff from January to April of 1... (Click to show more)

(1995) U.S. Marshals Service, Miami, Florida. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from management, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at the United States Marshals Service (SIC-9221) (USMS), Miami, Florida. Specific concerns were voiced regarding the 11 positive tuberculin skin test (TST) reactions among USMS staff occurring from January to April of 1994. Federal prisoners were taken from federal institutions and contract facilities by USMS and escorted by bus to the USMS facility where they were held for up to 8 hou... (Click to show more)

(1994) Goodwill Industries of America, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland. (Click to open report)
In response to an employee request, a health hazard evaluation was conducted at the Goodwill Industries of America (SIC-8399), Bethesda, Maryland concerning indoor environmental quality issues. Concern had been expressed over potential exposures to print shop solvents, second hand smoke, and water damaged carpeting in the office areas. The facility had about 70 employees. Seven recirculating heating, ventilating, and air conditioning package units with heat pumps serviced the building. At the ti... (Click to show more)

(1994) H.E. McCracken Middle School, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the Assistant Superintendent for Operations of the Beaufort County School District, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at the H. E. McCracken Middle School (SIC-8211), Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The school was opened in the fall of 1991, serving grades 6 to 8. Approximately 1,100 persons occupied the building including students, faculty and support staff. The concern at the school was due to mold and mildew problems, and h... (Click to show more)

(1994) Houghtaling Elementary School, Ketchikan, Alaska. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the principal, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at the Houghtaling Elementary School (SIC-8211), Ketchikan, Alaska. The building was occupied by 280 persons, 17% of which were staff. Occupants reported a history of respiratory problems among teachers and students in the 5 year period before the current study. Respiratory problems included severe colds, bronchitis, and bouts of pneumonia. On site sampling revealed a significant di... (Click to show more)

(1994) Internal Revenue Service, McNamara Building, Detroit, Michigan. (Click to open report)
In response to a request from the National Treasury Employees Union Detroit Chapter Number 24, an investigation was begun of possible hazardous working conditions at the Internal Revenue Service, McNamara Building (SIC-9311), Detroit, Michigan. Workers had expressed concern over poor air quality, temperature extremes, fire/electrical hazards, excessive noise, and other safety and ergonomic issues. Environmental measurements were made in the Toll free Telephone Area on the eighteenth floor and th... (Click to show more)


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