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HHE Report, No. HETA-82-144-1255, GTE Products Corporation, Winchester, Kentucky.

Authors
Zey-JN
Source
NIOSH 1983 Jan; :1-19
NIOSHTIC No.
00127565
Abstract
Worker exposures to chemicals used in the production of electric lamps were investigated on April 6 to 8, 1982 at GTE Products Corporation (SIC-3641), in Winchester, Kentucky. The evaluation was requested by the company management on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Personal and area air samples were collected, and employees completed a medical questionnaire. Exposures to methyl- alcohol (67561), and sulfur-dioxide (7446095) exceeded the NIOSH limits of 260 milligrams per cubic meter and 0.5 parts per million, respectively. Concentrations of isopropyl-alcohol (67630), methyl- iodide (74884), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (7446095), methyl-bromide (74839), and hydrogen-sulfide were either undetectable or well below exposure standards. Three of eight surveyed workers reported fatigue, headache, and sinus trouble associated with the work environment. The author concludes that exposure hazards to methyl- alcohol and sulfur-dioxide exist at this facility. He recommends the use of respirators, improved ventilation, environmental monitoring, and an epidemiologic assessment of the heart attack rate.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Industrial-exposures; Air-sampling; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Industrial-ventilation; HETA-82-144-1255; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report
CAS No.
67-56-1; 7446-09-5; 67-63-0; 74-88-4; 7446-09-5; 74-83-9
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-173830
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-82-144-1255
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3641
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 19 pages, 9 references
State
KY; OH
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