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In-depth survey report: control of methylene chloride in furniture stripping at Tri-County Furniture Stripping and Refinishing, Cincinnati, Ohio, report no. CT-170-13b.

Authors
Hall-RM; Martinez-KF; Jensen-PA
Source
NIOSH 1992 Jul; :1-67
NIOSHTIC No.
00209041
Abstract
A study was undertaken to document and evaluate effective techniques for the control of potential health hazards at Tri-County Furniture Stripping and Refinishing (SIC-7641) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The facility was selected for study because of the methylene-chloride (75092) based paint stripper used in the dip tank and the ventilation system which had been installed. The personal air sampling data obtained indicated that the engineering control on the furniture stripping dip tank effectively controlled personal exposures to methylene-chloride to a level of 13 parts per million during stripping. When rinsing was performed at the same time, there was an added effect on exposures to the person doing the work. Exposure while rinsing was greater than while stripping or performing any other task. This was attributed to lack of adequate engineering controls in the rinse area. The authors recommend exposures reduction through personnel education, respiratory protection, ventilation improvement, proper respirator selection, and better work practices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-170-13b; Region-5; Organic-solvents; Paint-removers; Furniture-industry; Control-technology; Ventilation-systems; Occupational-exposure
CAS No.
75-09-2
Publication Date
19920701
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-109890
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
CT-170-13b
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
7641
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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