AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
This report documents the occupational health conditions and exposures at the Malmstrom AFB MT coal fired heating plant so a baseline industrial hygiene monitoring program can be developed. Coal dust, ash, chemical, fugitive gas, noise, heat stress, and cold stress exposures were monitored. Results indicate the primary occupational health hazard was coal dust and ash exposure. This was especially true when the coal dust and ash silica content exceeded 5. Hazardous noise levels were encountered throughout the plant. Potential chemical and heatcold stress hazards were identified, but not considered significant at the time of the survey. Keywords Occupational diseases.