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HHE Report, No. HETA-82-123-1258, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, Akron, Ohio.

Authors
Johnson-PL; Boxer-P
Source
NIOSH 1983 Feb:13 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00127562
Abstract
Exposures to 1,1,1-trichloroethane (71556) (TCE) were investigated on March 30, 1982 at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation (SIC-3728), Akron, Ohio. Evaluation was requested by a representative of the United Auto Workers, Local 859, for 21 employees in the Antiskid Manufacturing Area. Air samples were collected, medical records were reviewed, and employees completed medical questionnaires. Concentrations of TCE in general and personal air samples ranged from 3.3 to 5.1 parts per million (ppm) compared to the OSHA standard of 350ppm. NIOSH recommends that exposure be kept at the lowest feasible limit due to potential carcinogenicity of TCE. Very low concentrations of methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), toluene (108883), and cellosolve-acetate (111159) were detected. Poor hygiene and work practices resulted in potential exposure hazards. The Antiskid Area workers reported dizziness, headaches, and mucous membrane irritation. After use of a Freon degreaser had been discontinued in February 1982, symptom frequency decreased sharply. The authors conclude that no health hazard existed at the time of the survey, but probably did exist before February, 1982 when the Freon degreaser was used. They recommend improved exhaust systems, relocation of the Freon degreaser in future use, protective gloves, and improved work hygiene.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Aerospace-workers; Solvents; Time-weighted-average-exposure; Work-practices; Industrial-hygiene; HETA-82-123-1258; Region-5; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
71-55-6; 78-93-3; 108-88-3; 111-15-9;
Publication Date
19830201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-210947
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-82-123-1258
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3728;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 13 pages, 6 references
State
OH;
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