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Health hazard evaluation report HETA 97-0260-2716. Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Authors
Kiefer-M; Trout-D; Wallace-ME
Source
NIOSH 1998 Nov; :1-46
NIOSHTIC No.
20000031
Abstract
In response to a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) received on July 9, 1997, from the Machinist Union, New Orleans Metal Trades Council, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted an initial site visit on August 27, 1997, and a follow-up survey on October 21-23, 1997, at the Avondale Shipyards in Avondale, Louisiana. Dust from sandblasting, welding fumes, contaminants from burning paint, and various solvents associated with fiberglass work were potential exposures listed on the request. Health problems reported in the request included breathing problems and nose bleeds. An interim report describing the actions taken by NIOSH during the initial site visit, and providng preliminary findings and recommendations, was issued on September 23, 1997.
Keywords
Health-hazard-evaluation; Occupational-safety-and-health; Solvents; Welding-fumes; Sandblasting; Air-sampling; Dust; Exposures; Site-visits; Paints; Contaminants; Evaluation-criteria; Region-6; Hazard-Confirmed; Lead; Arsenic
CAS No.
7440-38-2; 7439-92-1
Publication Date
19981101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-145591
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-97-0260-2716
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
3731
Source Name
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.,
State
LA; OH;
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