Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

HHE Report No. HETA-84-315-1550, Dr. Vinyl And Associates, Kansas City, Missouri.

Authors
Carson-GA
Source
NIOSH 1985 Jan:17 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00150624
Abstract
Personal and area air samples were analyzed for methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), toluene (108883), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (108101), cyclohexane (110827), and xylenes at Doctor Vinyl and Associates (SIC-7531), Kansas City, Missouri in June, 1984. The facility repairs and replaces vinyl components and upholstery in automobiles. The evaluation was requested by the owner/manager because one of the employees was experiencing neurological symptoms that appeared to be work related. None of the measured concentrations of any individual solvent exceeded the evaluation criteria. Since the physiological effects of the solvents were similar, the exposure concentrations of each solvent were combined to assess the overall hazard. The total fractional concentrations of all solvents exceeded unity only once, in a personal sample taken in the mixing room. The author concludes that a health hazard exists at the facility due to overexposure to a combination of several solvents. Vapor emission sources should be minimized by eliminating the source if possible, controlling vapors at the point of emission, providing adequate dilution ventilation, modifying the physical configuration of equipment in the workplace, changing work practices, practicing good housekeeping, and using personal protective equipment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Confirmed; Automobile-repair-shops; Region-7; Industrial-chemicals; Toxic-vapors; Air-quality-measurement; Organic-vapors; HETA-84-315-1550;
CAS No.
78-93-3; 108-88-3; 108-10-1; 110-82-7;
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-105368
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-84-315-1550
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7531;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-84-315-1550, 17 pages, 10 references
State
KS; MO; OH;
TOP