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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA 97-0217-2667, Design Evolution 4, Inc., Lebanon, Ohio.

Authors
Burton-NC; Malkin-R; Lopez-A
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 97-0217-2667, 1997 Dec; :1-30
NIOSHTIC No.
20000017
Abstract
In May 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HHE) request from the management at Design Evolution 4, Inc., in Lebanon, Ohio. The request described concern for workers; exposures and symptoms, including dizziness and sleepiness, that workers believed were related to a hot melt adhesive process used in the production of residential doors since March 1997. In response to this request, an initial site visit was conducted on June 23, 1997, and a second site visit was conducted on August 21, 1997. Confidential medical interviews were conducted during the first survey with six employees in the door assembly area. Thermal desorption tubes were used to characterize the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the door assembly area. A bulk sample of the hot melt adhesive was also analyzed for VOCs. Personal breathing zone (PBZ) and area air samples were collected for acetone, methylene bisphenyl diisocyante (MDI), methylene bisphenyl diisocyante (MDI), methylene chloride, toluene, styrene, and methyl methacrylate.
Keywords
Health-hazard-evaluation; Adhesives; Site-visits; Volatile-organic-compounds; Air-sampling; Occupational-exposure; Methods; Evaluation-criteria; Acetone; Methylene-bisphenyl-diisocyante; Methylene-chloride; Toluene; Styrene; Methyl-metharcrylate; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Author Keywords: Millwork; door manufacturing; hot adhesive; acetone; methylene bisphenyl diisocyante; MDI; methylene chloride; toluene; styrene; methyl methacrylate; sleepiness; dizziness; ventilation
CAS No.
67-64-1; 75-09-2; 108-88-3; 100-42-5; 80-62-6
Publication Date
19971201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-151698
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-97-0217-2667
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2431
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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