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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-47-570, American Concrete Division, Union Metal Company, Waukegan, Illinois.

Authors
Bryant-CJ
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 78-47-570, 1979 Mar; :1-12
NIOSHTIC No.
00104803
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for the presence of toluene (108883), mineral-spirits (8030306), naptha (8030306), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (108101), total particulates, respirable particulates, respirable free silica (7631869), iron- oxide-fume, chromium (7440473), nickel (7440020), copper (7440508), and aluminum (7429905), at the American Concrete Division of the Union Metal Company (SIC-2819) in Waukegan, Illinois on March 30, July 5, and October 20, 1978. An evaluation request came from an authorized representative of the approximately 60 affected workers. The airborne concentrations of respirable free silica in three personal samples exceeded the NIOSH recommended standard of 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/CuM), and ranged from 0.013 to evaluation criteria. The author recommends reducing crystalline silica by using engineering controls, institution of a respiratory protection program, enclosure of the mold spinning machines, and the control of peak exposures to air contaminants by the installation of local ventilation systems on respiratory protection equipment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-47-570; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Inorganic-chemicals; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Air-sampling; Airborne-dusts; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Standards; Control-methods; Author Keywords: concrete, aluminum, or steel light poles; free silica; respirable silica
CAS No.
108-88-3; 8030-30-6; 8030-30-6; 108-10-1; 7631-86-9; 7440-47-3; 7440-02-0; 7440-50-8; 7429-90-5
Publication Date
19790301
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-145593
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-47-570
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2819
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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