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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-186-924, Hayes Albion Corporation, Spencerville, Ohio.

Authors
Lucas-C
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, HETA 81-186-924, 1981 Jul; :1-16
NIOSHTIC No.
00118870
Abstract
Worker exposures to methanol (67561), naphtha (8030306), toluene (108883), ethanol (64175), and methylene-bisphenyl-4,4-diisocyanate (101688) (MDI) were surveyed on February 25 to 27, 1981 at the Corvette Window Assembly Line at Hayes Albion Corporation (SIC-3711) in Spencerville, Ohio. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Auto Workers Union Local 962 on behalf of approximately 53 workers. Bulk samples and area and personal air samples were collected for analysis. Nine employees were questioned about work related health effects. Concentrations of toluene, methanol, naphtha, ethanol, and MDI were below respective OSHA standards of 750, 260, 400, 1,900, and 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter. Workers reported health effects such as nose and throat irritation, headaches, and dermatitis of the hands. The author concludes that no hazardous exposures exist at this facility. Recommendations are included for changes in work practices, improved ventilation, medical monitoring, and worker education.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-186-924; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Workplace-studies; Toxic-gases; Health-surveys; Air-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Automotive-emissions; Control-methods; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Assembling complete automobiles, trucks, commercial cars, and buses; Hayes Albion Corporation; methanol; ethanol; toluene; naphtha; MDI
CAS No.
67-56-1; 8030-30-6; 108-88-3; 64-17-5; 101-68-8
Publication Date
19810701
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-102897
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-186-924
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3711
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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