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HHE Report No. HETA-82-328-1360, General Magnetics, Inc., Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Authors
Schirmer-J; Wilkinson-C
Source
NIOSH 1983 Sep:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134195
Abstract
Environmental samples were analyzed for lead (7439921) at General Magnetics Incorporated (SIC-3662), Bloomfield, New Jersey, between September 1982 and January 1983. A request for the survey was made by management on behalf of ten employees after an OSHA citation was received because of potentially hazardous concentrations of lead. Air samples were taken and analyzed for lead. Ventilation systems were evaluated. Blood samples were taken from eight employees. Blood was analyzed for lead, erythroprotoporphyrin, and hematocrit. Lead concentrations in air samples ranged from 1 to 3.5 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3). This is below the OSHA standard of 50microg/m3 for an 8 hour work day. Ventilation systems were adequate enough to keep lead concentrations below standards. Blood lead values ranged from 4 to 14microg per 100 milliliters, well within those values found in the general public. Erythroprotoporphyrin and hematocrit results were also within the ranges of the general population. The authors conclude that there is no risk of overexposure to lead. Improved ventilation is recommended, along with an education program concerning the health hazards of lead exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Blood-analysis; Employee-exposure; Industrial-medicine; Toxic-effects; HETA-82-328-1360;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19830901
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-163566
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-82-328-1360
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3662;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-82-328-1360, 11 pages, 8 references
State
NJ; OH;
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