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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-125-547, Amphenol Cadre, Longmont, Colorado, December, 1978.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1978 Dec:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00101025
Abstract
Breathing zone concentrations of methyl ethyl ketone (78933) (MEK), toluene (108883), and xylene (1330207) and general room air concentrations of 4,4'-methylene bis (2-chloroaniline) (101144) (MOCA) and toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (26471625) (TDI) were measured at Amphenol Cadre (SIC-3694) in Longmont, Colorado on March 2 and April 20, 1978. An evaluation request was received from an authorized representative of the employees to evaluate the potential exposure of 20 employees to solvents and paint sprays used in the facility. TDI, MOCA, toluene and xylene concentrations were below laboratory limits of detection. Only one MEK sample exceeded the OSHA standard of 590 milligrams per cubic meter for an 8 hour time weighed average exposure. The authors conclude that a potential health hazard exists from exposures to MEK. They recommend that solvents be placed in safety dispensing cans, eating in the work area be prohibited, and appropriate warnings be placed in the area where MOCA is used.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-125-547; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Carcinogens; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-8; Toxicology; Solvents; Vapors; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Sanitation;
CAS No.
78-93-3; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 101-14-4; 26471-62-5;
Publication Date
19781201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143794
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-125-547
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3694;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-125-547, 8 pages, 4 references
State
CO; OH;
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