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HHE report no. HHE-80-165-907, International Harvester, Truck Engineering and Design Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Authors
Boiano-JM
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 80-165-907, 1981 Jun; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
00118868
Abstract
Worker exposures to wood dusts, resins, and solvents were surveyed on February 3 and 4, 1981 at the International Harvester Truck Engineering and Design Center (SIC-3999) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The evaluation was requested by a representative of the Society of Engineering Employees Union on behalf of 17 styling department workers who reported skin and eye irritations. Bulk samples and area and personal air samples were collected, and the ventilation system was evaluated. Exposures to various solvents, bisphenol-A (80057) and its diglycidyl-ether, wood dusts, and cured resin particulates were all within acceptable limits. Ventilation was not adequate in controlling cured resin dusts generated during the use of hand held grinders. Several work practice deficiencies were identified. The author concludes that no hazardous exposures exist at this facility, however recommendations are included for improved workplace hygiene, personal hygiene, work practices, ventilation, and medical monitoring.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-165-907; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Skin-disorders; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Work-practices; Industrial-hazards; Control-methods; Author Keywords: Manufacturing Industries; Not Elsewhere Classified; styrene; acetone; methyl ethyl ketone; toluene; 1,1,1,-trichloroethane; methyl isobutylketone; ethyl acetate; n-butyl acetate; cellosolve acetate; bisphenol A; diglycidyl ether of bisphinol A; wood dust; cured resin particulates; nuisance dust
CAS No.
80-05-7
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-258294
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-80-165-907
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3999
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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