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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-60-255, Transportation Products Division, National Steel Corporation, Portage, Indiana.

Authors
Bloom-TF
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 74-60-255, 1976 Jan; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00074989
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on May 1, 1975 at the Transportation Products Division, National Steel Corporation, Portage, Indiana, a facility engaged in the production of nailable steel floorings (SIC-3316) for railroad cars. The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the 21 affected employees regarding lack of ventilation in the production welding area which allegedly causes high exposure to welding fumes in employees working in adjacent areas. It was determined that production welders were exposed to iron-oxide (1317619) fumes in excess of the Threshold Limit Value established for this effluent. This conclusion is based on breathing zone measurements and medical questionnaires completed for affected employees which provided evidence for the development of acute respiratory and eye irritation over the work shift. Recommendations for improved environmental control measures and work practices are outlined.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-74-60-255; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Industrial-plants; Exposure-limits; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Metalworking-industry; Iron-oxide-fumes; Respiratory-irritation; Author Keywords: welders; iron oxide fume
CAS No.
1317-61-9
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-240379
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-74-60-255
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3316
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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