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HHE Report No. HETA-95-0200-2579, Jim Dixon Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., Fairfield, Ohio.

Authors
Echt-AS; Hayden-CS II
Source
NIOSH 1996 May:24 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00234317
Abstract
In response to a request from three employees of Jim Dixon Lincoln- Mercury, Inc. (SIC-5511), Fairfield, Ohio, an investigation was made into possible hazardous working conditions at that site. Employees voiced concern about exposure to automobile undercoating, carbon- monoxide (630080) from car exhaust, and fumes from a kerosene (8008206) fired steam cleaner. They reported symptoms of headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Undercoating was performed in an area on site which is enclosed on three sides by curtains in the service bay area. The fourth side of the enclosure was a wall of the shop. Air sampling was performed during the undercoating of a small car. The authors conclude that exposures to the components did not exceed applicable exposure criteria. However, some deficiencies were noted in the supplied air respirator which should be corrected. Air sampling for carbon-monoxide indicated that the steam cleaner was a source of the gas and should only be used with the doors to the garage open or when exhaust can be vented directly outside. The tail pipe exhaust ventilation system may have also been a source of carbon-monoxide. Temporary modifications were installed to the tail pipe exhaust ventilation system to remove exhaust gases from the service area.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-95-0200-2579; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Automotive-exhausts; Automobile-repair-shops; Toxic-gases; Ventilation-systems;
CAS No.
630-08-0; 8008-20-6;
Publication Date
19960501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-136865
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-95-0200-2579
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
5511;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-95-0200-2579, 24 pages, 13 references
State
OH;
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