Journal Top Ten - December 2002
December 20, 2002
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1 ARTICLE: "Airborne Fiber Exposure Assessment of Dry Asbestos-Containing Gaskets and Packings Found in Intact Industrial and Maritime Fittings"
Summary: A study that assessed airborne fiber exposures from intact asbestos-containing gaskets and packings while activities representative of historical work practices were performed, including flat blade scraping, hand wire brushing, and stem packing removal and replacement. The results for every area and personal sample showed that the 8-hour time-weighted average exposures were well below current OSHA permissible exposure limits, demonstrating a very low rate of fiber exposure from routine activities associated with …