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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-23-401, General Electric Company, Appliance Park Louisville, Kentucky.

Authors
Roper-CP Jr.
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jun; :1-10
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00072191
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH, at the Enamel Shop (SIC-3479) of the Range department at the General Electric Company, Louisville, Kentucky, on February 24-25, 1977, acting on a request from a group of employees regarding their exposure to recirculated dust arising from the application of a white enamel coating on kitchen range panels. Personal air samples collected form the breathing zones of 13 affected employees revealed that the levels of silica and total airborne dust were within the acceptable limits established to prevent harmful effects on the health of employees. Medical evaluation based on interviews with the exposed employees revealed that many of them have experienced symptoms of eye and nose irritation from exposure to the dust. Although the dust exposure is not believed to pose any danger to the employees health, this irritation can and should be minimized. Recommendations are made for the prevention of dust irritation and for compliance with industrial hygiene practice.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-23-401; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Respiratory-irritation; Dust-control; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-plants; Electrical-industry; Air-sampling; Respirable-dust; Eye-irritation; Silica-dusts; Nuisance-dusts; Exposure-limits
Publication Date
19770601
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-274784
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-23-401
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3479
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-23-401, 10 pages, 5 references
State
KY; OH
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