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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-76-18-288, Syntex Fabrics, Inc., Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Rosensteel-RE; Meyer-CR
Source
NIOSH 1976 May:15 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00057331
Abstract
A combined environmental medical evaluation conducted at the Syntex Fabrics (SIC-2241), Incorporated, Williamsport, Pennsylvania shows that a potential health hazard from exposure to dust containing cotton may exist to workers exposed in Area One of the Weaving Department. Although no case of byssinosis has occurred during eight weeks' operation of the weaving process, there is evidence that upper respiratory irritation is present to a greater degree in workers from Area One than in the surrounding areas. Recommendations include the adoption of recommendations in the NIOSH Criteria Document for cotton dust by Syntex Fabrics, and audiometric testing and X-ray of the chest as part of pre-employment examination.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; Region-3; HHE-76-18-288; Hazard-Confirmed; Textile-workers; Air-pollution; Hazards; Control-measures; Safety-measures; Preemployment-examinations; Chest-X-rays; Textiles-industry; Dust-inhalation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Audiometry;
Publication Date
19760501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-140214
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-18-288
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
2241;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, Center for Disease Control, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-76-18-288, 15 pages, 4 references
State
PA; OH;
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