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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-91-451, Chemetron Corporation, Monticello, Indiana.

Authors
Gilles-D
Source
NIOSH 1977 Dec:6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00076130
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 8 and October 3, 1977, at the Chemetron Corporation in Monticello, Indiana, a producer of stick electrodes and dual shield cord wires for use in welding (SIC-3623). The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the approximately 50 affected employees regarding exposure to asbestos (1332214), silica (7631869), and chromates. Reported symptoms included shortness of breath, exhaustion and tension. Based on the results of environmental samplings, employee interviews, observation of work practices and a review of pertinent literature, it was determined that a health hazard due to employee exposures to nuisance dust, crystalline silica, and other materials in the production of stick electrodes and dual shield cord wires did not exist within the worksite at the time of evaluation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-91-451; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-plants; Welding-electrodes; Asbestos-dust; Silica-dusts; Metallic-dusts; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxicology;
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 7631-86-9;
Publication Date
19771201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-278047
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-91-451
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
3623;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-91-451, 6 pages
State
IN; OH;
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