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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-146-254, Custom Furniture and Cabinets, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho.

Authors
Apol-AG
Source
NIOSH 1976 Jan; :1-11
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00075005
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 19-20, 1975, at the Custom Furniture and Cabinets, Inc., a facility engaged in the manufacturing of custom built kitchen cabinets (SIC-2434). The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding exposure to solvent vapors present in the paint room. It was determined that the air concentration of acetone (67641), aliphatic naphtha, ethylene-glycol monoethyl-ether-acetate (110496), isopropyl-alcohol (67630), and toluene (108883) were toxic. This determination was based on air concentrations that ranged from 0.32 to 2.18 times the current accepted exposure limits, and on questionnaire information obtained from exposed employees which revealed the presence of eye irritation, dizziness, light- headedness, headaches and dry hands. Recommendations are made for improving work practices and exhaust ventilation, as well as for the establishment of a respirator program.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-146-254; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-10; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Woodworking-industry; Furniture-industry; Organic-solvents; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Cabinetmaking
CAS No.
67-64-1; 110-49-6; 67-63-0; 108-88-3
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-166573
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-75-146-254
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2434
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-75-146-254, 11 pages, 5 references
State
OH; ID
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