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Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of work-related health concerns at a tire manufacturing plant.

Authors
Wiegand-DM; Methner-M; Page-E
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 2012-0114-3185, 2013 Jun; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
20042847
Abstract
The HHE Program evaluated employee concerns about exposures and health problems at a tire manufacturing plant. After evaluating the ventilation system, investigators determined that the general and local exhaust systems were operating properly. The company's comprehensive database tracked exposures to chemicals and monitored the effectiveness of exposure controls. HHE Program investigators recommended that the employer explain exposure measurement results and how the ventilation system works to employees in plain language. Regular summary reports of employees' health and safety concerns should be prepared and shared with employees; these reports should also explain how each concern was addressed. A point of contact should be designated to address employees' questions about material safety data sheets. Investigators recommended that employees report symptoms that may be work-related to their supervisor so that issues can be addressed.
Keywords
Region-4; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Rubber-workers; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Exhaust-ventilation; Author Keywords: Rubber Product Manufacturing; tire manufacturing; ventilation; health and safety communication
Publication Date
20130601
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-109338
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-2012-0114-3185; B20130801
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
NAICS-326200
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
SC; OH
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