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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-127-901, Fansteel Electrometals Inc., North Chicago, Illinois.

Authors
Lucas-AD
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 81-127-901, 1981 Jun; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00119102
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for chromium (7440473) at Fansteel Electrometals, Incorporated (SIC-3471) in North Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1981. A representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1777, requested the evaluation on behalf of 11 workers. The Local exhaust ventilation system was evaluated. All samples for chromium were below the limit of detection or substantially below the OSHA standard of 1 milligram per cubic meter for metallic chromium. The local exhaust ventilation system operated efficiently. The author concludes that a health hazard from exposure to chromium does not exist at this facility. Recommendations to minimize contact with chromium powder are listed, including the use of personal protective equipment, good personal hygienic practices, proper storage of work clothes, smoking, eating and drinking restrictions, proper maintenance of all ventilation units, and the implementation of medical surveillance and health and safety programs.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-127-901; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Heavy-metals; Air-sampling; Health-surveys; Worker-health; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing, and coloring; chromium; chromium VI
CAS No.
7440-47-3
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-258195
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-127-901
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3471
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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