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Survey of PPG Industries, Inc., Springdale, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Marceleno-T; Mallor-J
Source
NIOSH 1975 Apr:106 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107309
Abstract
Air and bulk samples were taken at PPG Industries, Incorporated (SIC- 2851) in Springdale, Pennsylvania on April 8 to 11 and May 28 to 30, 1974. Approximately 225 people were employed at the facility. Pre- employment physicals were given, along with further examinations on request. A nurse and dispensary were provided. Extensive safety and industrial hygiene monitoring programs existed. A total of 190 personal and area samples were collected along with 8 bulk samples. Air sampling was conducted during all shifts. Clinical neurological examinations were given to determine differences between those workers who were exposed to methyl-butyl-ketone (591786) and those who were not. Workers employed in the caustic tank cleaning area and the mix, grind, filling, and tinting departments were exposed to multiple organic vapors in excess of federal standards. No significant neurological differences were observed between exposed and unexposed workers. The authors recommend that the ventilation systems of the area with high vapor concentrations be redesigned to permit six air changes per hour; workers be instructed in the use of respiratory equipment; new workers be given audiograms; and a heavy lifting safety program be instituted.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Paints; Region-3; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; IWS-47-19;
CAS No.
591-78-6;
Publication Date
19750401
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-114794
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
IWS-47-19
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2851;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Cincinnati, Ohio, 106 pages, 5 references
State
PA; OH;
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