EXAMPLE OF AN EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS
Industrial Hygiene Survey--Motor Pool
14 July 200X
MEMORANDUM TO: C, Transportation Division.
1. References: AR 40-5; TB MED 251; Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part
1910; DF, AFZZ-DEH-T, Directorate of Industrial Operations, dated 30 June 1992,
subject: Request for Survey.
2. Purpose: The purpose of this survey was to evaluate the transportation motor
pool for the presence of actual or potential health hazards, and provide
recommendation for their control or elimination.
3. General: This survey was performed by SP5 Ernie Staph, of the Preventive
Medicine Division on 2 July 1992. He contacted Mr. Mack Truck, C, Transportation Div,
and briefed him on findings and recommendations. Equipment used during the survey
was a General Radio Sound Level Meter,
SN: 4732, calibrated 2 Apr 1992 and an Anemotherm air velocity meter, SN: 21,
calibrated 1 Feb 92.
Findings and Discussion: Areas surveyed and comments are listed below:
Grinding--five grinders are used in the shops, but protective goggles were
available on only three.
(1) In Building 743, no powered exhaust ventilation was present, but tight
fitting flexible tubing was being used and vented outside. This is adequate.
(2) In Building744, a powered exhaust system was present, but exhaust
volume was only 100-cfm (cubic feet per minute) per outlet. Since M-35A2 multi-fuel
trucks were the largest vehicles maintained, at least 168 cfm is required to control
Solvent and carburetor cleaning--covered solvent tanks were used for
solvent cleaning and Stoddard Solvent was used as a solvent. Speedclene was the
carburetor cleaner and it was also in a covered tank. Gloves and washing facilities