Technical Assistance Report No. TA-77-26, Chloride Incorporated, Tampa, Florida.
Thoburn-TW; White-D; Nifong-GD
NIOSH 1977 Jul:9 pages
Company lead (7439921) exposure data were analyzed at Chloride, Incorporated (SIC-2899) in Tampa, Florida, on March 2, 1977. The data were sought by NIOSH to aid in testimony at the lead hearings conducted by OSHA. The data supplied to NIOSH covered the period from February 1976, through December, 1976. Blood lead concentrations in male workers ranged from 27 to 65.7 micrograms per 100 milliliters of whole blood. Blood lead concentrations in female workers ranged from 12 to 50.4 micrograms per 100 milliliter of whole blood. NIOSH recommends that blood lead concentrations should not exceed 60 micrograms per 100 milliliters of whole blood. Average air samples of lead ranged from 0.042 to 0.238 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/CuM). OSHA has proposed a standard of 0.1mg/CuM for air lead concentrations. The authors conclude that newly hired workers had initial blood lead values similar to persons without lead exposure, and that women do achieve the same blood lead concentrations as men, given comparable exposure.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-26; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Health-surveys; Lead-poisoning; Lead-absorption;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages