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HHE Report No. HETA-86-341-1711, Miller Brands Inc., Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1986 Jul:6 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00163594
Abstract
The Operations Manager of Miller Brands (SIC-5181), Denver, Colorado, requested an evaluation of carbon-monoxide (630080) (CO) exposures in the beer distributorship and storage facilities. Gasoline powered beer trucks and fork lifts used inside large buildings generate the CO. The OSHA standard for CO is 50 parts per million (ppm) as a time weighted average. CO measurements taken in the beer storage warehouse, in the beer keg refrigerated storage room, and in the building where the filled trucks were dispatched were within acceptable concentrations in all areas except the refrigerated keg storage room. Levels in this room reached 200ppm after the fork lift truck had been entering and exiting for about 20 minutes. The level stayed at 200 to 230ppm for the next 2.5 hours of the operation. After loading, the room was closed and the level of CO was still at 150ppm 1 hour later. The door was then left open and the CO level reached an acceptable concentration of 50ppm after 1 hour. The authors recommend that electric fork lift trucks be used in the beer keg cool room to eliminate this CO hazard. Beer trucks and fork lifts should not be left running at any time and trucks should leave the facility immediately after their engines are started.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-86-341-1711; Region-8; Hazard-Confirmed; Fumes; Exhaust-gases; Truck-drivers; Storage-facilities;
CAS No.
630-08-0;
Publication Date
19860701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
PB87-117040
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-86-341-1711
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
5181;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-86-341-1711, 6 pages, 3 references
State
CO; OH;
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