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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-76-23-319, Western Gear Corporation, Jamestown, North Dakota.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1976 Aug:12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00056655
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation was conducted at the Western Gear Corporation (SIC-3541), Jamestown, North Dakota, to evaluate the potential hazards associated with exposure to machining and cutting oils, methanol (67561), toluene (108883), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (108101), butyl-cellosolve (111762), methylene-chloride (75092), xylene (1330207), n-butyl-acetate (123864), aluminum (7429905), lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), chromium (7440473), nitric-acid, and hydrochloric-acid (7647010). All airborne concentrations of chemicals were well within the most recent evaluation criteria, with the exception of oil mist. A potential health hazard was documented in the machine shop where 54 percent of the workers were overexposed to airborne concentrations of oil mist. Control measures are recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Region-8; HHE-76-23-319; Hazards-Confirmed; Occupational-health; Industrial-plants; NIOSH-Author; Air-quality-measurement; Exposure-limits; Organic-solvents; Heavy-metals; Metalworking-industry;
CAS No.
67-56-1; 108-88-3; 78-93-3; 108-10-1; 111-76-2; 75-09-2; 1330-20-7; 123-86-4; 7429-90-5; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 7440-47-3; 7647-01-0;
Publication Date
19760801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-264803
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-23-319
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3541;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-76-23-319, 12 pages, 2 references
State
ND; OH;
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