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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-103-261, Roberts Diesel Service, Garden City, Georgia.

Authors
Flesch-JP
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 75-103-261, 1976 Feb; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00075001
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on June 23, 1975, at the Roberts Diesel Service, Garden City, Georgia, a small service and repair shop for diesel trucks (SIC-7538). The survey was prompted by a request from the employer following the development of a lung problem by one employee who occasionally operated the steam cleaner. Airborne sampling, medical interviews of the 4 affected employees, and medical review of the pulmonary problem of the former employee led to the conclusion that the steam cleaning operation as normally performed does not present a health hazard to operators. Airborne concentrations of sodium-hydroxide (1310732) and butyl-cellosolve (111762) liberated in the process from a solution of commercial steam cleaning soap were measured at levels below current recommended standards. Since the solution is highly alkaline and can produce severe skin burns, appropriate precautions are recommended in handling.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-103-261; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Alkalies; Maintenance-shops; Respiratory-system-disorders; Organic-solvents; Exposure-limits; Workshops; Air-contamination; Author Keywords: sodium hydroxide; butyl cellosolve; steam cleaning; skin burns
CAS No.
1310-73-2; 111-76-2
Publication Date
19760201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-240387
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-75-103-261
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7538
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
GA; OH
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