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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-63-364, Cromwell Paper Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Authors
Salisbury-SA; Thoburn-TW
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 74-63-364, 1977 Feb; :1-28
NIOSHTIC No.
00222509
Abstract
In response to a request from the Facility Manager for Cromwell Paper, Company, Chicago, Illinois, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at that site. The request stated that a worker had complained of nausea whenever Ferro-Pak-MPI coating material was used in the treating machine. The division where the worker was assigned applied special coating materials to kraft paper as a corrosion inhibitor for metal parts. Another coating material, Ferro-Pak-W, was also investigated. Questionnaires, a physical examination and pulmonary function testing were used in a medical evaluation. Two workers had a reaction to the fumes from Ferro-Pak-MPI, which was probably of an allergic nature. Substances which would have been released as fume or vapor during the treatment process were not detected in amounts which would have been expected to cause these reactions. The authors conclude that long term adverse health effects were not likely at this site. The authors recommend that local exhaust ventilation be improved. Proper personal protective equipment should be provided, particularly for workers who appeared to be sensitive to the emissions from Ferro-Pak-W and Ferro-Pak-MPI.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-74-63-364; Region-5; Organic-vapors; Paper-manufacturing-industry; Corrosion-inhibitors; Occupational-exposure; Coatings; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Author Keywords: vapors; mist; Ferro-Pak W; Ferro-Pak MPI; respiratory irritation; odor; solvents; pulmonary function test
Publication Date
19770201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273742
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-74-63-364
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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