HHE Determination Report No. HHE-80-43-679, Procraft, Spokane, Washington.
NIOSH 1980 Apr:6 pages
Personal air samples were collected on December 4 and 5, 1979, to determine if a health hazard existed during the installation of plastic laminates to kitchen and bathroom counter tops at Procraft contractors (SIC-2434) in Spokane, Washington. The evaluation was requested by the company owner who reported behavioral changes following exposure to the installation process. Based on time weighted average determinations, exposures to the vapors of a solvent containing acetone (67641), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), naphtha (8030306) and toluene (108883) were well above recommended exposure limits. The author concludes that the solvent vapors pose a health hazard. The author recommends the continued wearing of a respirator, use of protective rubber gloves, and provision of fresh air through open windows and doors.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-43-679; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-10; Plastics; Laminates; Organic-solvents; Gases; Toxicity; Occupational-exposure; Protective-equipment; Ventilation; Protective-clothing;
67-64-1; 78-93-3; 8030-30-6; 108-88-3;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-80-43-679, 6 pages