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Walk-Through Survey Report Contract 210-77-0096, Emhart Industries, Inc., Hardware Division, Berlin, Ct.

Authors
Levine-MS; Whitman-NE
Source
NIOSH 1979 Aug:36 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091822
Abstract
A walk through survey of the paint and lacquer facilities of Emhart Industries, Inc., (SIC-2851) was conducted on November 30, 1978 to determine if this factory should be included in a NIOSH sponsored investigation of health hazards in the painting trades. Electrostatic automatic spray painting and manual painting are confined to a single room. The automatic electrostatic painting is done in a separate enclosure. The painting staff comprises two manual spray painters and two other painters who operate the electrostatic units. Approximately 3,900 gallons of paint are used annually, including 30 percent epoxy, 20 percent alkyds, and 50 percent acrylics. Sixteen ancillary workers also are exposed to these paints on a limited basis. Analysis of air samples taken near the Ransburg electrostatic painting units showed low concentrations of two representative volatile solvents, which ranged from 7 parts per million (ppm) to less than 1ppm. The air concentrations of the degreasing solvent 1,1,1-trichloroethane (71556) were higher but still below the current threshold limit value. Because only four painters are directly exposed to paint or coating, the investigators recommend that this facility be excluded from the planned NIOSH study of painting trades.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-74-26; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0096; Confined-space-operations; Region-5; Air-sampling; Paint-spraying; Electrostatic-coating; Spraying-equipment; Industrial-hygiene; Paint-products; Solvent-vapors;
CAS No.
71-55-6;
Publication Date
19790831
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-195911
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0096
SIC Code
2851;
Source Name
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH;
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