HHE Report No. HETA-86-034-1712, C F and I Steel, Pueblo, Colorado.
NIOSH 1986 Jul:9 pages
In response to a request from management at the C-F-and-I Steel Facility, (SIC-3313, SIC-3321), Pueblo, Colorado, an evaluation was made of occupational exposures to phenol (108952), crystalline silica, total particulate, and fiber glass particulates. General room air samples for phenol showed levels to be 0.04 to 0.20 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). Cristobalite (14464461) concentrations were below laboratory detection limits. Quartz (14808607) levels, when detectable, ranged from 0.05 to 0.06 mg/m3. Total particulates were 0.07 to 0.59 mg/m3. Fiberglass samples were below the detection limits. Interviews with workers did not indicate any complaints that appeared to be work related. The respirator program in the electric arc furnace, and in the foundry appeared to meet the OSHA requirements. The author concludes that a health hazard from exposures to quartz, cristobalite, total particulate, phenol and fiberglass did not exist at the time of the survey. It was recommended that compliance with the respiratory protection program be continued and that all workers be advised on all chemicals used in the foundry and the electric arc furnace, with particular concern given to their toxicity.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-86-034-1712; Region-8; Electrochemistry; Foundries; Foundry-workers; Fiberglass-industry; Steel-foundries; Steelworkers; Steel-industry; Phenols; Phenolic-compounds; Hazards-Unconfirmed;
108-95-2; 14464-46-1; 14808-60-7;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
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Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-86-034-1712, 9 pages, 2 references