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HHE Report No. HETA-81-015-898, Bradford Western Corporation, Arvada, Colorado.

Authors
Thoburn-TW; Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jun:8-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00119689
Abstract
Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for titanium- dioxide (13463677), xylene (1330207), n-butanol (71363), and 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556) at the Bradford Western Corporation (SIC- 3444), in Arvada, Colorado, on March 17, 1981. Medical interviews were also conducted with workers. An employee from a company in an adjacent warehouse requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately four workers. No titanium-dioxide was detected. Xylene concentrations ranged from 0.45 to 0.64 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cum), compared with the OSHA standard of 435mg/cum, while 1,1,1-trichloroethane concentrations ranged from 0.54 to 1.62mg/cum, considerably less than the OSHA standard of 1900mg/cum. No n- butanol was detected. The authors conclude that a health hazard from the tested chemicals did not exist. They recommend that the employer brief employees on any new chemicals introduced into the assembly process, and reassess the ventilation system if any new raw materials are used.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-015-898; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Chemical-industry-workers; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
13463-67-7; 1330-20-7; 71-36-3; 71-55-6;
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-258112
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-015-898
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3444;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH Cincinnati, Ohio
State
CO; OH;
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