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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA 97-0231-2705, Peerless-Premier Appliance Company, Belleville, Illinois.

Authors
Estill-CF; Hudock-SD; Hewett-DJ
Source
NIOSH 1998 Aug; :1-34
NIOSHTIC No.
20000029
Abstract
On June 3, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a union request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at Peerless-Premier Appliance Company in Belleville, Illinois. The request was from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO, which represents two of the unions in the facility, Locals S4 and S60. The HHE request was initiated by reports of musculoskeletal injuries, especially sprains and strains in the upper extremities. The requesters also expressed concerns over silica exposures in the enameling department. In response, NIOSH personnel conducted site visits at the plant on September 30, 1997, and December 2-3, 1997, to evaluate these employee concerns. This report discusses the details of the site visits and presents the findings and recommendations.
Keywords
Health-hazards; Occupational-safety-and-health; Musculoskeletal-injuries; Back; Shoulder; Sprains; Strains; Silica; Exposures; Site visits; Ergonomics; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed
Publication Date
19980801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-145617
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-97-0231-2705
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
SIC Code
3631
Source Name
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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