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Walk-Through Survey Report, General Motors Assembly Division, Fairfax Plant, Kansas City, Kansas, Report No. IWS-74-57.

Authors
Matanoski-GM; Schott-D
Source
NIOSH 1980 Apr:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00185209
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at the Fairfax facility of the General Motors Assembly Division (SIC-3711), Kansas City, Kansas to determine the suitability of the site for inclusion in an in depth epidemiological, industrial hygiene, and medical evaluation of health hazards in the painting trades. The facility assembled Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac model automobiles, and paint application methods included electrodipping, stationary electrostatic and conventional spray, and automatic electrostatic and conventional hand spray. A variety of epoxy and acrylic paint types and acrylic lacquered body colors totaling approximately 1.4 million gallons were used in 1979. Workers involved directly in paint operations numbered approximately 600. Specific descriptions of the facility workforce, medical record keeping, industrial hygiene programs, and engineering controls were included in the discussion. The authors recommend that this facility be considered for inclusion in the in depth survey of health hazards in the painting trades but point out that the Fairfax facility is not ideal for an industrial hygiene survey. The authors also conclude that the stability of the workforce makes this facility appropriate for an epidemiological study of automotive original equipment manufacturers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-74-57; Region-7; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0096; Automotive-industry; Spray-painting; Painters; Occupational-exposure; Electrostatic-spray-guns;
Publication Date
19800401
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-192115
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0096
SIC Code
3711;
Source Name
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, Report No. IWS-74-57
State
KS; MD;
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