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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-79-58-681, EAZ-Lift Spring, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana, April 1980.

Authors
McQuilkin-SD
Source
NIOSH 1980 Apr; :1-10
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00099392
Abstract
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on March 29 and 30, 1979 at the EAZ-Lift Spring Incorporated (SIC-3799) in Elkhart, Indiana to assess the arc welding operations. The surveys were requested by authorized representatives of the employees union, United Steelworkers of America, Local number 15483, to evaluate alleged employee exposure to contaminants from arc welding activities. Personal air samples were taken to determine concentrations of carbon-monoxide (630080), total welding airborne particulate, chromium (7440473), copper (7440508), iron-oxide (1309371), manganese (7439965), and vanadium-pentoxide (1314621). All concentrations of contaminants were below evaluation criteria. Two of the four exposures to total welding particulate approached the NIOSH recommended criterion of 5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3), but were still below the OSHA standard of 15mg/m3. During medical interviews of eight employees, three of six welders and the heat treating operator complained of upper respiratory tract irritation. The author concludes that a potential for welder overexposure to total welding particulate exists. He recommends that equipment redesign and a regular monitoring program be undertaken.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-58-681; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Transportation-equipment; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Welders; Air-contaminants; Airborne-particles; Metallic-poisons; Standards; Respiratory-system-disorders; Industrial-equipment;
CAS No.
630-08-0; 7440-47-3; 7440-50-8; 1309-37-1; 7439-96-5; 1314-62-1;
Publication Date
19800401
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-212582
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-79-58-681
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
3799;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-79-58-681, 10 pages, 5 references
State
IN; OH;
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