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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-83-532, Norton Company, Plastics and Synthetics Division, Akron, Ohio, October, 1978.

Authors
Salisbury-SA
Source
NIOSH 1978 Oct:14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00101009
Abstract
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on August 2 and 3, 1977, to evaluate employee exposures to cyclohexanone (108941), acetic acid (64197), and methyl 2-cyanoacrylate (137053) (Eastman 910) in the Fabrication Department, Plastics and Synthetics Division of the Norton Company (SIC-3079) in Akron, Ohio. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Rubber Workers, Local 731, on behalf of approximately 37 affected employees. Time weighted average (TWA) concentrations of cyclohexanone ranged from 2 to 4 parts per million (ppm), which was below the 50ppm OSHA standard. All samples for acetic acid and methyl 2-cyanoacrylate were below detection limits. The author concludes that employee exposures are within acceptable limits, although the potential for an occasional short duration overexposure to cyclohexanone does exist, and recommends that the dilution ventilation system in the fabrication room be redesigned and improved, clean rags be used to mop up spills and placed in closed containers, liquid transfers be performed in well ventilated areas, all symptoms from exposures be immediately reported to supervisors, and supervisors be knowledgeable of the proper handling of accidental skin bonds.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-83-532; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Solvents; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Ketones; Vapors; Air-contamination; Industrial-exposure; Clinical-symptoms; Air-flow; Industrial-hygiene;
CAS No.
108-94-1; 64-19-7; 137-05-3;
Publication Date
19781001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143828
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-77-83-532
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3079;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-83-532, 14 pages, 6 references
State
OH;
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