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HHE Report No. HETA-84-216-1506, Ackerley Communications, Inc., Stoneham, Massachusettes.

Authors
McManus-KP
Source
NIOSH 1984 Sep:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00144841
Abstract
Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for organic solvents in the paint department of Ackerley Communications, Incorporated (SIC-7312), Stoneham, Massachusetts in March, 1983. The survey was requested by company management and the union to evaluate employee exposure to paint solvents and carbon-monoxide (630080) from motor vehicles garaged in the paint department. Employees had complained of lightheadedness and headaches. Organic solvent concentrations, reported as naphtha (8030306), ranged from 46 to 77 parts per million (ppm). The NIOSH standard for naphtha is 200ppm. One of the samples was analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify its components. The solvent mixture resembled mineral spirits. Sampling for carbon-monoxide was not conducted as prior to the survey the practice of garaging vehicles in the paint department was stopped. The author concludes that a health hazard due to exposure to mineral spirits in the paint department does not exist. He suggests that employees avoid such practices as leaving open cans in the work area, not turning on exhaust fans, and carelessly disposing of painting materials.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Paint-industry; Region-1; Solvent-extraction; Painting; Petroleum; Paints; HETA-84-216-1506;
CAS No.
630-08-0; 8030-30-6;
Publication Date
19840901
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-208544
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-84-216-1506
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7312;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-84-216-1506, 5 pages, 3 references
State
MA; OH;
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