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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-110-278, Evans Products Company, Missoula, Montana.

Authors
Gunter-JB; Rostand-RA; Nickeson-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 73-110-278, 1976 Apr; :1-21
NIOSHTIC No.
00074985
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 7 and November 3-6, 1975, at the Evans Products Company, Missoula, Montana, a facility engaged in the manufacturing of plywood (SIC-2436). The survey was prompted by a request from management to evaluate potential exposure to the 28 affected workers to plywood veneer dryer emissions. Abietic-acid (514103) pimaric- acid (127275), alpha-pinene (80568) and beta-pinene (127913) were identified in the vicinity of the veneer dryer operation. Five of 27 workers reported acute eye and respiratory symptoms, and 4 had abnormal respiratory function tests. There was no evidence suggesting that veneer dryer emissions cause allergic respiratory disease or hay fever. Recommendations are made for keeping employee exposure to plywood veneer dryer emissions to a minimum.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-73-110-278; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Wood-products; Respiratory-irritation; Eye-irritation; Diagnostic-tests; Woodworking-industry; Organic-acids; Author Keywords: veneer dryer emissions; abietic acids; pimaric acids; condensed hydrocarbons; alpha pinene; beta pinene; volatile hydrocarbons; irritation; cough
CAS No.
514-10-3; 127-27-5; 80-56-8; 127-91-3
Publication Date
19760401
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-161665
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-73-110-278
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2436
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MT; OH
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