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HHE Report No. HETA-89-123-2082, Fashion Tannery, Johnstown, New York.

Authors
Fajen-JM
Source
NIOSH 1990 Nov:26 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00198497
Abstract
In response to a request from the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, an evaluation was made of the potential for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in the finishing department at the Fashion Tannery (SIC-3111), Gloversville, New York. The company was a finish tannery and processed whole cow hides into upholstery leather. The company had two spray lines, one with four eight gun spray booths and the other with six 16 gun spray booths. The company had used dimethylformamide (68122) until 1987. Area air samples were taken in the finishing department. The results were all well below the applicable exposure limits. The author concludes that, while there was only a limited possibility of exposure to airborne contaminants in the finishing department, there was a potential for dermal exposure due to poor work practices and personal hygiene. The personal protective equipment available was not well maintained. The author recommends measures to further reduce potential exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HETA-89-123-2082; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-2; Textiles-industry; Textile-workers; Textile-finishing; Tanning-industry;
CAS No.
68-12-2;
Publication Date
19901101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-197350
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-89-123-2082
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-89-123-2082, 26 pages, 26 references
State
NY; OH;
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