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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-78-63-574, International Harvester Facility, Springfield, Ohio.

Authors
Belanger-P
Source
NIOSH 1979 Mar:17 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00104799
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for airborne nuisance dusts and welding fumes at the International Harvester Facility, in Springfield, Ohio, on April 11, May 30, June 1, June 22, and August 28 to 31, 1978. In addition, medical questionnaires were given and employees' work practices and engineering controls were observed. An evaluation request came from an authorized representative of the approximately 190 affected workers. None of the samples for airborne nuisance particulate exceeded the OSHA standard of 15 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/CuM). Only one sample taken for unclassified welding fumes exceeded the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienist's recommended standard of 5.0mg/CuM, and only one sample exceeded the same standard for aluminum welding fumes. Questionnaire results revealed that 66 percent of the 32 respondents occasionally experienced flash burns. The author recommends the use of protective equipment by the welders, installation of ultraviolet radiation barriers, use of fume extracting devices, and reevaluation of the ventilation system in order to achieve optimum performance.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-63-574; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-5; Welding-industry; Air-sampling; Air-contamination; Standards; Work-practices; Injuries; Control-methods; Protective-measures; Worker-health; Hazards-Confirmed;
Publication Date
19790301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-145619
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-63-574
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Asssistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, 17 pages, 11 references
State
OH;
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