HHE Determination Report No. HHE-78-96-595, 78-96-595, Samsonite Inc., Denver, Colorado.
NIOSH 1979 May:35 pages
An environmental and medical survey was conducted on August 30, and 31, 1978 at Samsonite, Inc., (SIC-3161) Denver, Colorado. The survey was requested by an employee representative to determine potentially toxic exposure of approximately 175 employees to various chemicals used in 10 specific areas of the facility. Analysis of air samples revealed elevated levels of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (71556) at the assembly line (496 parts per million parts of air (ppm)), and total particulates in the powdered paint room (15.2 milligrams per cubic meter of air (mg/cu m)) that exceeded OSHA standards of 350 ppm and 15 mg/cu m, respectively. Medical evaluations revealed work related dermatologic disorders for putty and file workers. Heat and humidity appeared to increase the prevalence of rashes. Recommendations resulting from the evaluation cover ventilation improvements, use of protective equipment, and improved hygiene facilities.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-96-595; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-8; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-sampling; Miscellaneous-manufacturing; Medical-screening;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-78-96-595, 35 pages, 14 references