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HHE Determination Report No. HHE-76-83-360, General Refractories Company, Baltimore, Maryland.

Authors
Emmett-EA; Ilka-R; Ruhe-RL
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jan:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00222511
Abstract
In response to a request from an authorized representative of the United Steel Workers of America, Local 14605, an investigation was begun regarding worker exposure to phenol (108952) used in the cutting coolant in the machine shop at General Refractories Company, Baltimore, Maryland. The facility made refractory materials. The evaluation was made in the machine shop where 25 workers made machine parts used primarily for the production of refractory bricks. The worker most affected with dermatitis had been engaged in operating the Blanchard and Thompson grinding machines. Of the 11 persons interviewed, seven gave a history of the development of dermatitis which appeared to be at least partly occupational. The authors conclude that dermatitis was related to exposure to grinding operations or to solvent degreasing operations. The authors recommend that work practices be improved and medical monitoring be provided, to improve control of dermatitis associated with exposures to cutting coolants and solvents used at the shop.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-76-83-360; Region-3; Machinists; Coolants; Organic-solvents; Skin-exposure; Occupational-exposure; Skin-disorders; Hazard-Confirmed;
CAS No.
108-95-2;
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273718
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-76-83-360
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-76-83-360, 7 pages
State
MD; OH;
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