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HETA, Report No. TA-77-52, Jay Instruments and Specialty Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authors
Price-JH; Wisseman-CL
Source
NIOSH 1977 Nov:18 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00076143
Abstract
A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was conducted by NIOSH on July 1 and 6-7, 1977 at the thermometer fabrication (SIC- 3823), assembly, and shipping and receiving areas of the Jay Instruments and Specialty Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. The survey was requested by the management as a follow up to a Health Hazard Evaluation conducted April 1976. Employee exposures to mercury (7439976) were within 80 percent of the NIOSH recommended standard, but there was evidence of continuous increased absorption of mercury as demonstrated by the fact that 4 of 9 24 hour urine specimens showed mercury levels in the 0.050-0.100 milligrams per liter range. Although thus is not generally considered hazardous, it does indicate significant absorption of mercury and points out the need for medical monitoring. The company made significant progress in controlling employee exposure to inorganic mercury, however, additional effort must be made to reduce this exposure by improving ventilation, personal hygiene and work practices, and biological and environmental monitoring.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-52; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Occupational-health; Air-quality-measurement; Toxicology; Industrial-hygiene; Heavy-metals; Temperature-measurement-instrumentation; Control-measures; Preventive-medicine; Air-sampling; Urine-chemistry;
CAS No.
7439-97-6;
Publication Date
19771101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-278968
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-77-52
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3823;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services, Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. TA-77-52, 18 pages, 4 references
State
OH;
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