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Hazardous occupational exposure and lung disease among nylon flock workers.

Authors
Burkhart-J; Jones-W; Porter-DW; Washko-RM; Eschenbacher-WL; Castellan-RM
Source
Am J Ind Med 1999 Sep; 36(S1):145-146
NIOSHTIC No.
20000857
Abstract
A health hazard exists from exposure to flock-associated dust at this facility (NIOSH, 1998), and a potential hazard exists in other nylon flock processing facilities. Respirable nylon shreds are or particular concern, but flock finish may contribute to toxicity of the dust. Reduction of worker exposures to airborne dust by means of process changes, engineering and administrative controls, and personal respiratory protection, together with implementation of a medical screening and surveillance program, is recommended to protect the health of workers at this facility. Manuscripts providing details concerning the NIOSH flock-related investigations have been published (Burkhart, et al., 1999; porter et al., 1999; Eschenbacher et al., 1999).
Keywords
Work-environment; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Textiles; Synthetic-fibers; Respirable-dust; Occupational-exposure; Lung-disease; Occupational-hazards; Health-hazards; Dusts; Airborne-dusts; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-system-disorders; Workers; Worker-health; Medical-screening; Surveillance-programs
Contact
Joseph Burkhart, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
19990901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jeb7@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0271-3586
NIOSH Division
DRDS; HELD
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
WV
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