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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-104-446, Arapahoe Pattern Company, Englewood, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1977 Nov:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00076125
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation was conducted by NIOSH on September 28- 29, 1977, at the Arapahoe Pattern Company, Englewood, Colorado, a facility that manufactures wood patterns (SIC-3553) intended for foundry use. The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the 6 affected employees regarding potential exposures associated to wood pattern making. Analysis of breathing zone air samples revealed that the concentrations of methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), isopropanol (67630) and acetone (67641) were below the most recent evaluation criteria. The nonallergenic wood dust evaluation criteria was exceeded in 1 of 6 samples. One of the workers complained of nasal congestion and an allergic reaction to mahogany dust. Dermatitis was identified in another worker. The results show that a health hazard existed at the time of the survey. Recommendations are made for improved ventilation, use of respirators and barrier cream, and other safety and sanitary measures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-104-446; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-8; Air-quality-measurement; Plant-dusts; Industrial-plants; Toxic-chemicals; Industrial-hygiene; Organic-solvents; Allergic-reactions; Skin-disorders; Exposure-limits; Woodworking; Toxicology;
CAS No.
78-93-3; 67-63-0; 67-64-1;
Publication Date
19771101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-278042
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-104-446
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3553;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-104-446, 7 pages, 3 references
State
CO; OH;
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