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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-143-333, Unitog Company, Warrensburg, Missouri.

Authors
Rivera-R
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 75-143-333, 1976 Sep; :1-13 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00057192
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation determination performed at the Unitog Company (SIC-2311) in Warrensburg, Missouri, a facility used to produce business clothing of the permanent press type, revealed that employees in the pressing department are not exposed to toxic concentrations of aldehydes, toluene (108883), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933) and phenol (108952) in the workroom air. It was also determined that the same employees are exposed to particulate lint fibers which irritate their eyes, nose and throat. The employees handle uncured fabrics which contain quantities of latent formaldehyde in excess of 1,000 ppm by weight, thus increasing the risk of contact dermatitis.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Region-7; HHE-75-143-333; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Organic-solvents; Occupational-health; Airborne-particulates; Skin-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxicology; Garment-workers; Respiratory-irritation; Eye-irritation; Author Keywords: Aldehydes; Toluene; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; MEK; Phenol; particulate; lint fibers; eyes, nose, and throat irritation; formaldehyde; dermatitis
CAS No.
108-88-3; 78-93-3; 108-95-2
Publication Date
19760901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-269135
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-75-143-333
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2311
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; OH
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