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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-207-786, Flathead Post and Pole Yard, Dixon, Montana.

Authors
Gunter-BJ; Thoburn-TW
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-207-786, 1980 Dec; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00111987
Abstract
General area air samples were analyzed and each work station was monitored for pentachlorophenol (87865) and tetrachlorophenol (25167833) and workers were interviewed using the standard non- specific questionnaire at Flathead Post and Pole Yard (SIC-2490) in Dixon, Montana, on September 10, 1980. The evaluation was requested by the management on behalf of an unspecified number of workers in the pentachlorophenol treating area. All general area air samples analyzed for pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol were below laboratory detection limits. No adverse health effects were observed among the workers. The authors conclude that no health hazard exists from exposure to pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol. However, there are safety and noise hazards. The authors recommend that smoking, eating, and drinking be prohibited in the work area, that workers wash their hands thoroughly before eating, smoking, or inhaling snuff, and that routine safety inspections be performed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-207-786; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Herbicides; Air-sampling; Noise-pollution; Author Keywords: Miscellaneous Wood Products; pentachlorophenol; tetrachlorophenol; wood preserving
CAS No.
87-86-5; 25167-83-3
Publication Date
19801201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-151119
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-207-786
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2490
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MT; OH
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