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HHE Report No. HETA-86-125-1853, Empire-Detroit Steel Division, Mansfield, Ohio.

Authors
Ahrenholz-SH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Nov:29 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00178059
Abstract
In response to a request from Local 169, United Steel Workers of America, an evaluation was made of vapors in the Cold Rolling Mill of Empire-Detroit Steel Division (SIC-3312) in Mansfield, Ohio. Another concern was the possible accumulation of acid vapors accumulating in the crane areas from an adjacent pickling operation. Bulk samples of coolants were taken as obtained from the supplier and as used as emulsions at the facility, for analysis. A large number of hydrocarbons were released on heating the coolants. Sampling of area air space revealed kerosene (8008206), at nondetectable to 6.1mg/m3 levels, and oil mists from nondetectable to 0.3mg/m3. Acrolein (107028), a potential degradation product, was not detected in any sample, while formaldehyde (50000) ranged in concentration from 0.004 to 0.06mg/m3. No sulfuric-acid (7664939) was detected and hydrochloric-acid (7647010) was detected in only one sample at 0.7mg/m3. Personal breathing space samples contained kerosene ranging from not detectable to 6.7mg/m3. No evidence to support crane operator exposure to acid mists was found. The author concludes that no chemical exposure representing a health hazard to the workers has been identified. The author recommends that a further analysis be undertaken at a time when the production schedules call for increased activity at the facility. General improvements in housekeeping are also recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-86-125-1853; Region-5; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Steel-industry; Metal-workers; Metalworking-industry; Air-contamination;
CAS No.
8008-20-6; 107-02-8; 50-00-0; 7664-93-9; 7647-01-0;
Publication Date
19871101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-204615
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-86-125-1853
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3312;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-86-125-1853, 29 pages, 14 references
State
OH;
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