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HHE Report HHE-72-13-27, Uniroyal Incorporated, Mishawaka, Indiana.

Authors
Butler-GJ; Taylor-JS
Source
NIOSH 1973 Feb:21 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00027214
Abstract
Environmental survey of a rubber plant reveals no detectable levels of toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (584849) (TDI) in polyurethane (9009545) foam areas, and levels of hexane (110543), acetone (67641), methyl- ethyl-ketone (78933), toluene (108883), and xylene (1330207) used in mixing cements are within established standards. Wet latex foam is determined to be a primary irritant causing dermatitis in 50 percent of workers. Recommendations include evaluation and redesign of ventilation systems, improved housekeeping, pre-employment tests for sensitivity to latex foam, use of gloves, aprons and creams to prevent contact with latex foam, yearly physical exams and respiratory function tests of polyurethane foam workers, safety glasses for mold sprayers, and yearly examination and liver function tests of cement workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-13-27; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Environmental-contaminants; Organic-solvents; Rubber-industry; Air-sampling; Skin-disorders; Skin-irritants; Personal-protective-equipment; Plastics;
CAS No.
584-84-9; 9009-54-5; 110-54-3; 67-64-1; 78-93-3; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7;
Publication Date
19730201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-230193
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-72-13-27
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-72-13-27, 21 pages
State
OH;
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