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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-221-1133, Kwik Kold, Kay Laboratories, Moberley, Missouri.

Authors
Hervin-RL; Ruhe-RL; Watanabe-AS
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 81-221-1133, 1982 Jun; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
00127256
Abstract
An industrial hygiene and medical survey to determine airborne concentrations of total and respirable dust, nitrogen-dioxide (10102440) (NO2), nitrous-oxide (10024972) (NO), and carbon-monoxide (630080) (CO) was conducted. Employees at the Kwik Kold, Kay Laboratories (SIC-3842), Moberley, Missouri requested the survey which was conducted on April 15 and 16, and May, 1, 1981. Fifty two line workers reported concerns about respiratory and skin symptoms. Exposures for respirable particulate concentrations ranged from 0.10 to 0.45 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) of air over an 8 hour time weighted average (TWA). Total particulate concentrations were particulates is 15mg/m3. With the exception of one peak NO2 measurement, all CO, NO2 and NO samples were well below NIOSH recommended exposure limits. Workers on production lines using ammonium-nitrate (6484522) were more likely than nonline production personnel to report skin or mucous membrane irritation. The authors conclude that a health hazard of systematic toxicity did not exist at the time of the survey. The authors suggest that exposure to ammonium-nitrate may cause skin and mucous membrane irritation. The recommend engineering controls, protective clothing and proper maintenance procedures to reduce exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Employee-exposure; Medical-equipment; Air-sampling; Work-practices; Control-technology; HETA-81-221-1133; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-7; Author Keywords: Orthopedic, Prosthetic, and Surgical Appliances and Supplies; total and respirable dusts; ammonium nitrate; calcium chloride; nitric oxide; nitrogen dioxide; nitrous oxide; carbon monoxide
CAS No.
10102-44-0; 10024-97-2; 630-08-0; 6484-52-2
Publication Date
19820601
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-139690
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-221-1133
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3842
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; OH
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