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HHE Report No. HETA-89-126-2057, Hagaman Finishing, Hagaman, New York.

Authors
Fajen-JM; Hills-B; Calvert-GM
Source
NIOSH 1990 Jul:32 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00196017
Abstract
In response to a request from the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, an investigation was conducted at Hagaman Finishing (SIC-3111), Hagaman, New York, to evaluate exposures to hazardous chemicals. The facility was engaged in finishing tanned cow, sheep, goat and lamb hides and skins. The major components found in the air included triethylamine (121448), cellosolve (110805), butyl- cellosolve-acetate (112072), 2-propoxyethanol (2807309), methyl- isoamyl-ketone (110123), 2-ethylhexyl-acetate (103093), isoamyl- acetate (123513), methylisobutyl-ketone (108101), toluene (108883), and diacetone-alcohol (123422). With the exception of one personal sample of chromium (7440473), all the analytical results were below the current OSHA permissible exposure limits. In the finishing department, asbestos (1332214) was found in the insulation material around the dryers. Dimethylformamide was no longer used at this tannery and was not detected in any of the samples. The authors conclude that a hazard did not exist from solvent exposure; however, there was a potential health hazard from exposure to asbestos. The authors recommend the development of an asbestos abatement program, and a medical surveillance program for testicular cancer.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-89-126-2057; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Leather-workers; Tanning-industry; Occupational-exposure;
CAS No.
121-44-8; 110-80-5; 112-07-2; 2807-30-9; 110-12-3; 103-09-3; 123-51-3; 108-10-1; 108-88-3; 123-42-2; 7440-47-3; 1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19900701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-146225
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-89-126-2057
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3111;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-89-126-2057, 32 pages, 25 references
State
NY; OH;
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