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Preliminary survey report: Hillcrest Veneer Plant, Burlington Furniture Industries, Inc., High Point, North Carolina, report no. CT-108-13a.

Authors
Mortimer-VD Jr.
Source
NIOSH 1981 Nov; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00183546
Abstract
An on site visit was made to the Hillcrest Veneer Facility of the Burlington Furniture Industries (SIC-2511) located in High Point, North Carolina to observe the processes involving adhesives, emphasizing the methods of application and the control measures used to decrease employee exposure to hazardous materials. Pieces of veneer were trimmed and assembled into sheets which were then bonded to both sides of a processed wood base to form a panel. The primary adhesive used was a heat cured urea/formaldehyde resin applied to the veneer by spraying during a hot press veneering process. There was also a cold press veneering process in which a water based aliphatic resin glue was used. Due to an excellent local exhaust ventilation system, the workplace air concentrations of formaldehyde (50000) were less than 1 part per million. Workers who handled the boards after the resin has been applied wore gloves. An active and progressive health and safety program was in place at this facility. The author recommends the inclusion of this facility for an in depth survey if the furniture and wood products field is chosen for further examination.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-108-13a; Region-4; Adhesive-bonding; Furniture-manufacture; Furniture-industry; Sealing-compounds; Spraying-booths; Spraying-equipment
CAS No.
50-00-0
Publication Date
19811130
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-137798
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-108-13a
SIC Code
2511
Source Name
Engineering Control Technology Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-108-13a, 8 pages
State
NC; OH
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