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Industrial Hygiene Report Walk-Through Survey of Meisel-Peskin, Brooklyn, New York, Report No. IWS-104-14.

Authors
Boeniger-M
Source
NIOSH 1979 Mar:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00113355
Abstract
Worker exposure to potential health hazards was studied at Meisel Peskin in Brooklyn, New York on December 21, 1978. Meisel Peskin was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH retrospective epidemiological survey of the fur dyeing industry (SIC-5137). The company employs about 185 production workers. No information on medical, health, or safety programs was presented. No potentially serious health hazards were identified during a brief walk through of the company facilities. The author concludes that there is little justification for any follow up industrial hygiene monitoring because of the limited usage of relatively innocuous materials in this company. Worker exposure to dyes appears to be limited to chemical handlers. Observations of fur handlers hands indicates total fixation of the dye to the fur. Little time is spent near the sawdust drumming operations where the highest exposure to sawdust may occur.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; IWS-104-14; Reproductive-system-disorders; Dyes; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene;
Publication Date
19790321
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-103978
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-104-14
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities; Disease and Injury; Reproductive-system-disorders;
SIC Code
5137;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH,Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-104-14, 5 pages
State
NY; OH;
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