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HHE Report No. HETA-89-137-2005, Eagle Convex Glass Company, Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Authors
Burr-GA; Baron-S; Tubbs-RL; Habes-DJ
Source
NIOSH 1990 Jan:45 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00194407
Abstract
In response to a request from the management of Eagle Convex Glass Company (SIC-3231), Clarksburg, West Virginia, an evaluation was made of possible worker exposure to hazardous conditions resulting in occupational pneumoconiosis, hearing loss, and cumulative trauma disorders. The company produced a wide variety of speciality glass products for the automotive, furniture, and major appliance industries, employing 171 workers over three shifts. Hydrofluoric- acid (7664393) concentrations ranging from 0.34 to 3.0mg/m3 were measured in the etching department. Analysis of the two solvents used in the decorating department indicated one contained mostly C10 to C11 alkyl substituted benzenes plus naphthalene (91203). The following compounds were also identified: trimethylbenzene (95636), methyl-ethyl-benzene (98828), and indan (496117). Noise levels in excess of the NIOSH Recommended Exposure Level of 85 decibels-A, as a time weighted average, were found in some departments. Respirable dust levels ranged from 0.08 to 0.20mg/m3. Symptoms consistent with hand/wrist, shoulder, and neck cumulative trauma disorders were noted among 20 to 30 percent of the workers in the decorating, processing, mirror and polishing departments. The authors conclude that some workers were potentially exposed to cumulative trauma, acid mists, and noise. The authors recommend specific measures, including work practices, ergonomic changes, a hearing conservation program, and a respiratory protection program.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-89-137-2005; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Silica-dusts; Solvent-vapors; Organic-solvents; Ergonomics; Cumulative-trauma-disorders;
CAS No.
7664-39-3; 91-20-3; 95-63-6; 98-82-8; 496-11-7;
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-108134
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-89-137-2005
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3231;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-89-137-2005, 45 pages, 50 references
State
VA; WV; OH;
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