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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-24-525, United Parcel Service, Latham, New York, September, 1978.

Authors
Taft-RM
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 78-24-525, 1978 Sep; :1-14
NIOSHTIC No.
00099497
Abstract
Employee exposures to total and respirable nuisance dust were determined on February 22 and 23, 1978 at United Parcel Service (SIC- 7331) in Latham, New York. The Chief Steward of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 294 requested the evaluation of behalf of approximately eight affected employees. Some workers completed a nondirected medical questionnaire. Environmental total and respirable dust concentrations were well below the respective OSHA standards of 15 and 5 milligrams per cubic meter. One worker on the red conveyor belt reported symptoms consisted with the presence of an irritant agent, and the two NIOSH investigators experienced eye and upper respiratory irritations when in this area of the facility. The author concludes that no dust hazard existed at the time of the survey, and suggests that the irritation symptoms may be due to sulfur-dioxide (7446095). The sulfur content of the fuel oil used at the facility should be determined.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-24-525; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Hazardous-chemicals; Vapors; Air-contaminants; Dust-inhalation; Fuel-oils; Occupational-exposure; Materials-handling; Humans; Unions; Author Keywords: total nuisance dust; respirable nuisance dust; conveyor belt
CAS No.
7446-09-5
Publication Date
19780901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143869
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-24-525
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7331
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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