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Preliminary Industrial Hygiene Surveys at Bakeries.

Authors
Zumwalde-R
Source
NIOSH 1975 Sep:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107237
Abstract
Health and working conditions at four bakeries (SIC-2051) in San Francisco, California, were surveyed on September 17 and 18, 1975. The number of employees at the bakeries varied from 15 to 130. All bakeries had first aid facilities and safety programs. Exposure to airborne flour dust represented only a minimal health risk. Radiant heat around ovens was tolerable and areas around ovens were seldom occupied by employees. Polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) (PVC) exposure was minimal due to automated packaging. Yeast or fungi exposure could not be quantitated. Only a few complaints of flour dust irritation were reported. The author recommends that the etiology of reported respiratory problems among workers exposed to flour dusts be determined before an environmental protocol for the baking industry is established. He suggests that quantification of flour dust exposure may be more appropriate for grain elevators and mills.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-10; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Airborne-dusts; Risk-factors; IWS-55-10;
CAS No.
9002-86-2;
Publication Date
19750918
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-229122
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-55-10
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2051;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Environmental Investigations Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 pages
State
CA; OH;
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