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HHE Report No. HETA-83-080-1307, Case Power And Equipment, Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Authors
Almaguer-D
Source
NIOSH 1983 May:10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134515
Abstract
Employee exposures to carbon-monoxide (630080), carbon-dioxide (124389), and sulfur-dioxide (7446095) were evaluated at Case Power and Equipment (SIC-7538) in Bolingbrook, Illinois on January 21, 1982. The request came from the company management after an employee had become ill and others complained of nasal irritation, chest pains, and headaches. Questionnaires were administered to employees, and area air and breathing zone samples were collected. Time weighted average (TWA) concentrations for hydrocarbons and carbon-dioxide were below OSHA standards. No detectable concentrations were found for sulfur-dioxide. The TWA concentration for carbon-monoxide was 49 parts per million (ppm), with the OSHA standard set at 50ppm, and the NIOSH recommendation set at 35ppm. The author concludes that a potential health hazard exists due to elevated carbon-monoxide concentrations and inadequate ventilation. He recommends balancing of the ventilation system. Welding should be conducted behind flame resistant screens, and under adequate ventilation conditions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Confirmed; Respiratory-irritants; Lung-irritants; Occupational-exposure; Health-protection; Safety-practices; Exposure-levels; Industrial-ventilation; Ventilation-systems; HETA-83-080-1307;
CAS No.
630-08-0; 124-38-9; 7446-09-5;
Publication Date
19830501
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-209519
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-83-080-1307
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7538;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-83-080-1307, 10 pages, 5 references
State
IL; OH;
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