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Survey Report of FMC Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Authors
Johnson-P; Bowman-L
Source
NIOSH 1977 Dec:10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00080651
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey of the North Ordnance Division of FMC Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to determine potential health hazards resulting from both torch brazing and thermal spraying processes is reported. The facility is involved in naval ordnance and artillery maintenance (SIC-9999). Eight personal and general area air samples were collected to determine the type and extent of metal fume and gas exposures. Samples were analyzed for the trace metal content of nickel (7440020), manganese (7439965), chromium (7440473), zinc (7440666), silver (7440224), beryllium (7440417), copper (7440508), and lead (7439921). In 5 of 24 analyses concentrations of copper at .01 to .011mg/m3, manganese at than the limit of detection. Zinc-oxide (1314132) concentrations were within current standards. Ozone (10028156) and nitrogen- dioxide (10102440) were also below limits of detection. However, a potential for peak exposures to increased concentrations does exist during periods of increased heavy work loads. An updated ventilation system in the wire form metalizing area is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; IWS-65-13; Field-Study; Region-5; FMC-Corporation; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contaminants; Air-pollution; Heavy-metals; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-health; Hazards; Munitions-industry; Welding;
CAS No.
7440-02-0; 7439-96-5; 7440-47-3; 7440-66-6; 7440-22-4; 7440-41-7; 7440-50-8; 7439-92-1; 1314-13-2; 10028-15-6; 10102-44-0;
Publication Date
19771201
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-108283
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-65-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9999;
Source Name
Industry-Wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 pages
State
MN; OH;
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