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Walk-through survey report: General Electric - Chicago Manufacturing Operation, Chicago, Illinois, report no. IWS-74-65.

Authors
Billings-CE; Moore-RM Jr.
Source
NIOSH 1980 May; :1-9
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00181668
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at General Electric Company/Chicago Manufacturing Operation to determine if the site was suitable for inclusion in an in depth survey of appliance industry associated health hazards to painters. The facility was composed of five manufacturing, administrative, and warehouse buildings covering approximately 100 acres; home laundry machines, electric ranges, and refrigerators were produced in three facilities. The workforce numbered about 2,800; 25 of the workers were painters. Descriptions of the manufacturing processes and painting operations were provided, along with details regarding the maintenance of personnel and medical records. Engineering controls of paint associated hazards were described, including downflow and crossflow ventilation; paint storage, mixing, and dispensing; and exhaust systems. The facility had a well developed safety and industrial hygiene program. The authors conclude that while the population of painters at the facility is small, the site could be studied from industrial hygiene and epidemiological points of view, and is considered suitable for possible inclusion in the final survey.
Keywords
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-74-65; Region-5; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0096; Industrial-environment; Painting; Work-operations; Workplace-studies; Electrical-industry; Air-quality-control
Publication Date
19800530
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-177741
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-74-65; Contract-210-77-0096
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-74-65
State
MD; OH
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