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Walk-Through Survey Report at General American Transportation (GATX), Sharon, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Billings-CE; Matanoski-GM; Tepper-BS
Source
NIOSH 1979 Sep:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00124040
Abstract
Worker exposures to paint materials were determined at General American Transportation (SIC-3537) in Sharon, Pennsylvania on November 21, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the hazards associated with spray painting. Approximately 36 of the employees were assigned to the painting operations that were surveyed. The company had no formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by an inhouse first aid station staffed by three nurses. Approximately 125,000 gallons of exterior paint, containing alkyd resins, aliphatic petroleum distillates, toluene (108883), aliphatic- alcohol, and lead (7439921), was used each year. About 10,000 gallons of interior paint was used each year. Polyurethane (68400679) foam, used as exterior insulation, was also processed as this facility. Typical paint thinner used was composed of butyl- cellosolve (111762), butyl-alcohol (71363), ethyl-alcohol (64175), and toluene. The authors conclude that this work force should be considered for inclusion in the painting hazards survey.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0096; Health-surveys; Coloring-materials; Industrial-hygiene; Epidemiology;
CAS No.
108-88-3; 7439-92-1; 68400-67-9; 111-76-2; 71-36-3; 64-17-5;
Publication Date
19790906
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-137786
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0096
SIC Code
3537;
Source Name
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 pages
State
PA; OH;
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