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HHE Report No. HETA-91-318-2204, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Authors
Filios-MS
Source
NIOSH 1992 Apr:21 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00210225
Abstract
In response to a request from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), an investigation was undertaken of possible hazardous outcomes associated with members' chronic exposure to asbestos (1332214), lead (7439921), wood dust, formaldehyde (50000) and other toxic agents found in carpentry (SIC- 1751). NIOSH conducted pulmonary function screening and administered a questionnaire at a national convention of carpenters. Spirometry screening was undertaken to identify abnormal pulmonary function patterns across the trades represented by participating members of the UBC. Spirometry was performed on 762 subjects; 135 had abnormal spirometry patterns. Conclusions about the work relatedness of group spirometry results or respiratory history could not be drawn, nor could inferences be made concerning nonparticipants. The evaluation of existing pulmonary function status at a single point in time for the early detection of an abnormal condition constitutes a secondary prevention measure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-91-318-2204; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Construction-workers; Pulmonary-function; Airborne-dusts; Organic-vapors; Occupational-exposure;
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 7439-92-1; 50-00-0;
Publication Date
19920401
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-119949
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-91-318-2204
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
1751;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-91-318-2204, 21 pages, 15 references
State
OH;
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