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Preliminary industrial hygiene survey of Porter-Guertin Company, Cincinatti, Ohio.

Authors
Zumwalde-RD
Source
NIOSH 1974 Feb; :1-11
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107104
Abstract
Worker exposures to chromium-trioxide (1333820) were surveyed at Porter Guertin Company (SIC-3471) in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 28, 1973. Three personal and seven area air samples were collected within the hard chrome plating area along with surface wipe samples. Ventilation measurements also were made. Chromium-trioxide concentrations in all air samples were below the OSHA standard of tables, rubber gloves, hand racks and workers' fingertips contained measurable but unspecified amounts of chromium-VI (18540299). Surfaces in offices and restrooms also were contaminated with small amounts of chromium-VI. Ventilation rates ranged from 400 to 1300 feet per minute, and leaks were found in ducts around the periphery of the plating tanks. The author notes that good industrial and personal hygiene practices are needed to prevent chromium induced nasal lesions. Implementation of appropriate safety, industrial and medical programs is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Chrome-plating; Region-5; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Occupational-health-programs; IWS-41-12a; Chromium-compounds
CAS No.
1333-82-0; 18540-29-9
Publication Date
19740206
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-232340
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-41-12a
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
SIC Code
3471
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigation, Environmental Investigations Branch, U.S. Department of H.E.W., Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 pages
State
OH
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