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HHE Report No. HETA-84-116-1486, Butte Sheltered Workshops, Incorporated, Butte, Montana.

Authors
Albers-AT
Source
NIOSH 1984 Jul:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00146653
Abstract
Personal air samples were analyzed for naphthalene (91203) at Butte Sheltered Workshops, Incorporated (SIC-3131), Butte, Montana in March, 1984. The survey was requested by the management of the workshop to evaluate exposure among employees working with felt pretreated with naphthalene. Work practices were observed. The ambient air concentrations of napthalene were less than 0.01 milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3). The OSHA standard for naphthalene is 50mg/m3. The workshop had natural ventilation, but no forced ventilation. Splash proof safety goggles and eye wash station were provided at the packaging work station. Workers did not wash their hands prior to eating or smoking during breaks. None of the workers had active hand or eye irritations. The author concludes that there is no health hazard from naphthalene at the facility. She recommends the practice of requiring packers to wear splash proof safety goggles. Workers should be provided with and required to wear impervious gloves during packaging. Employees who handle naphthalene or materials containing naphthalene should wash their hands before eating, smoking, or using toilet facilities. General mechanical ventilation should be added to the facility.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Shoe-manufacturing; Region-8; Toxic-vapors; Protective-measures; Safety-measures; Work-operations; HETA-84-116-1486;
CAS No.
91-20-3;
Publication Date
19840701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-220465
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-84-116-1486
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3131;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-84-116-1486, 8 pages, 5 references
State
MT; OH;
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