HHE Determination Report No. HHE-79-59-696, Hewlett-Packard Company, Loveland, Colorado.
Gunter-BJ; Barkman-HW; Wood-SD
NIOSH 1980 Jun:20 pages
An environmental and medical survey was conducted during the summer of 1979 at the Hewlett Packard Company (SIC-2851) in Loveland, Colorado. Company management requested the evaluation to determine if a health hazard existed from spray paint solvents, catalyst, and water based organic coatings used during the painting of small computer consoles. The medical evaluation on September 12 and 13, 1979 of 17 spray painters revealed no evidence of respiratory or dermatological problems relating to their occupational environment. All breathing zone and general room air samples for toluene (108883), benzene (71432), ethyl-benzene (100414), xylene (1330207), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), and cellosolve-acetate (111159) were well below evaluation criteria. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist in the spray paint booth area of the company. They recommend the implementation of certain work practices and biological monitoring procedures.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-59-696; Region-8; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Paint-removers; Organic-solvents; Surface-coatings; Non-metallic-materials; Skin-exposure; Respiratory-hypersensitivity;
108-88-3; 71-43-2; 100-41-4; 1330-20-7; 78-93-3; 111-15-9;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-79-59-696, 20 pages, 20 references