HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-58-428, Steiger Tractor, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota, September, 1977.
Gunter-BJ; Ruhe-RL; Zey-J
NIOSH 1977 Sep:12 pages
Xylene (1330207), toluene (108883), isopropanol (67630), 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556), petroleum-naphtha (8030306), iron-oxide (1309371), manganese (7439965), aluminum (7429905) and lead (7439921) exposures were investigated at Steiger Tractor, Incorporated, (SIC-3523), Fargo, North Dakota, on May 9 to 13, 1977. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers requested the investigation. Area and personal air sampling was conducted to detect welding and painting fumes in work areas employing 100 people. Medical and work histories were collected from 64 workers. Exposures to iron-oxide (1309371), lead-xylene, and isopropanol exceeded OSHA standards of 10.0, 0.2, 435.0, and 980.0 milligrams per cubic meter, respectively, for only a very low percentage of the total work force. Although these exposures were in excess of standards, no health hazard was suggested. Symptoms generally related to welding fumes and solvent overexposures were reported by 32 percent of the interviewed workers. Recommendations were made to improve the rim building's exhaust system, to increase maintenance of the welding ventilation, to provide respirators, and to change paint and sanding booth filters more frequently.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-58-428; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Farm-machinery; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-8; Industrial-factory-workers; Chemical-exposure; Industrial-processes; Humans; Air-contaminants; Air-sampling; Gases; Analytical-methods; Clinical-symptoms; Occupational-health-programs; Control-methods;
1330-20-7; 108-88-3; 67-63-0; 71-55-6; 8030-30-6; 1309-37-1; 7439-96-5; 7429-90-5; 7439-92-1; 1309-37-1;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-58-428, 12 pages, 2 references