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HHE report HHE-72-12-26, Sun Products Corporation, Barberton, Ohio.

Authors
Okawa-MT; Shama-SK
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 72-12-26, 1973 Jan; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
00027213
Abstract
Environmental survey of hazards from isocyanates, paint sprays and solvents in a plastics molding plant reveals concentrations of toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (584849) (TDI), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), and acetone (67641) vapors are within established safe limits. An excess of methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933) (MEK) is found only in the arm rest washing area. Noise levels in excess of established standard are found near rotational casting machines. Recommendations include use of respirators when cleaning TDI spills, removing workers with respiratory symptoms from exposure to TDI, yearly chest x-rays and forced vital capacity testing for workers exposed to TDI, local exhaust ventilation, respirators, and protective gloves for workers handling MEK, substitution of a less irritating compound for petroleum naphtha (8030317), and ear protectors and audiometric tests for workers on casting machines.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-12-26; Region-5; Hazards-Confirmed; Plastics-industry; Air-sampling; Noise-control; Environmental-contaminants; Respiratory-irritants; Personal-protective-equipment; Organic-solvents; Author Keywords: exposures to isocyanates; paint sprays; solvents; dust
CAS No.
584-84-9; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 67-64-1; 78-93-3; 8030-31-7
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-229166
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-72-12-26
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DTS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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