Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

HHE determination report no. HHE-77-127-516, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, Akron, Ohio, August 1978.

Authors
Kominsky-JR; Rinsky-R; Stroman-R
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 77-127-516, 1978 Aug; :1-35
NIOSHTIC No.
00099488
Abstract
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on March 28 and 29, 1978 to evaluate exposure to various paints and solvents by spray painters in Departments 541 and 661, at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation (SIC-3728) in Akron, Ohio. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local Number 856, on behalf of 22 affected employees. Environmental samples indicated airborne chromium(VI) (7440473) concentrations in excess of the 100 micrograms per cubic meter OSHA standard. None of the other test chemicals exceeded their respective environmental criteria. The medical surveys did not reveal conclusive evidence of exposure related symptoms. The authors conclude that the production spray painters in Department 661 are exposed to toxic concentrations of carcinogenic chromium(VI) as zinc-chromate (13530659). They recommend that existing environmental and medical surveillance programs be revised, that a respiratory protection program be provided and maintained until engineering controls are instituted, and that existing work practices and procedures be reviewed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-127-516; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Carcinogens; Heavy-metals; Toxic-materials; Paint-spraying; Air-sampling; Solvents; Paint-primers; Air-pollutants; Occupational-exposure; Environmental-engineering; Respiratory-protection; Unions; Humans; Author Keywords: spray painters; chromium (VI); zinc chromate
CAS No.
7440-47-3; 13530-65-9
Publication Date
19780801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143810
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HHE-77-127-516
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3728
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
TOP