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HHE Report No. HETA-89-232-2015, Sims Radiator Shop, Chamblee, Georgia.

Authors
Hales-T; Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1990 Feb:13 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00194452
Abstract
In response to a request from the owner, an investigation was undertaken of possible hazardous working conditions at the Sims Radiator Shop (SIC-3714) located in Chamblee, Georgia. The shop employees six workers involved in the cleaning and repairing of automobile and truck radiators. The 8 hour time weighted average lead (7439921) concentrations for the four mechanics were 220, 90, 50, and 30 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3). Three of these levels were at or above the OSHA 50microg/m3 permissible exposure limit. All six employees participated in a medical evaluation. The blood lead levels of the mechanics were 41, 33, 32, and 13 micrograms per deciliter (microg/dl). The blood lead levels of the two delivery personnel were 21 and 14microg/dl. One mechanic had a blood lead level over the 40microg/dl limit which requires that blood be tested every 2 months. None of the employees had elevated free erythrocyte protoporphyrin concentrations. None had any physical symptoms suggestive of lead intoxication. The authors conclude that a health hazard existed from overexposure to lead. The authors provide recommendations to prevent lead overexposures, and develop an environmental and medical program in compliance with the OSHA lead standard.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-89-232-2015; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-4; Automobile-repair-shops; Lead-poisoning; Occupational-exposure; Heavy-metals;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19900201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-107763
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-89-232-2015
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3714;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-89-232-2015, 13 pages, 13 references
State
GA; OH;
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