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-80-51-709, CF and I Steel Corporation, Pueblo, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BJ; Coye-MJ
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 80-51-709, 1980 Jul; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00102823
Abstract
Environmental surveys were conducted and blood samples were collected on February 11 to 13, 1980, to evaluate exposures to lead (7439921), iron-oxide, manganese (7439965), and magnesium (7439954) in the steel production scrap yard area at CF and I Steel Corporation (SIC-3312) in Pueblo, Colorado. The evaluation was requested by the United Steelworkers of America, Local Union 2102 on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Airborne concentrations of iron-oxide ranged from 1.1 to 13.6 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3), exceeding the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV) of 5.0mg/m3; lead ranged from 0.004 to 0.79mg/m3, exceeding the OSHA standard of 0.05mg/m3; manganese ranged from 0.01 to 0.08mg/m3, well below the ACGIH TLV of 1.0mg/m3; and magnesium ranged from 0.01 to concentrations in blood samples from the workers ranged from 6 to 34 micrograms per deciliter, below the OSHA standard of 40 micrograms per deciliter. The authors conclude that a potential health hazard exists from overexposure to lead and iron-oxide. They recommend that eating, drinking, smoking, and snuff usage be prohibited in the work area, that the respirator and blood monitoring programs be continued, and that adequate washing facilities be installed and used daily by the workers before leaving work.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-51-709; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Blood-samples; Health-surveys; Metalworking-industry; Metal-workers; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Health-protection; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: lead; iron oxide; magnesium; manganese
CAS No.
7439-92-1; 7439-96-5; 7439-95-4
Publication Date
19800701
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-168494
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-51-709
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3312; 3310
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
TOP