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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-68-417, The Washington Post Company, Washington, D.C.,.

Authors
Moseley-CL
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 77-68-417, 1977 Aug; :1-14
NIOSHTIC No.
00099458
Abstract
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on April 25 and 26, 1977, to evaluate employee exposures to burning oil at The Washington Post Company (SIC-2711) in Washington, D.C. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative on behalf of 30 affected employees. Environmental samples for lead (7439921), tin (7440315), antimony (7440360), oil mist and associated vapors indicated that worker exposures were not in excess of the recommended criteria. Some workers experienced irritation when exposed to smoke and vapors generated by the casting operation. The author concludes that the physiological stresses reported by the subject workers may be due to individual susceptibility and that no health hazard existed at the time of the survey. The author recommends that the workers experiencing discomfort leave the room during periods of greater contaminant generation, that the pedestal fan be moved to a more effective position, that all persons assisting in or observing the operation of shop equipment wear protective shields or glasses, that a safer practice be adopted for cleaning lead residues, and that the casting room be isolated from the rest of the work area.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-68-417; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Newspapers; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Printers; Printing-equipment; Metallic-poisons; Gases; Physiological-effects; Personal-protective-equipment; Occupational-health-programs; Author Keywords: lead; tin; antimony; oil; hydrocarbons; carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide
CAS No.
7439-92-1; 7440-31-5; 7440-36-0
Publication Date
19770801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-181515
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-77-68-417
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2711
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WA; OH
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