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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-71-1-4, Midwest Steel Division National Steel, Portage, Indiana.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 71-1-4, 1972 May; :1-16
Environmental survey for determination of employee exposure to fluorides, cyanides, hydrochloric-acid (7647010), and tin (7440315) from electroplating solutions at the electrolytic tinning line, with measurement also of exposure to excessive noise. The threshold limit value for toxic substances is exceeded in one case; and noise is excessive in two cases. Recommendations are made for more effective location of controlled exhaust ventilation and for the plating solution mixing process, use of Bureau of Mines approved respirators in preparation of chemical solutions, elimination of noise at source, provision of hearing protection and audiometric examinations until noise is reduced, and continuing effort at good housekeeping and plant maintenance.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-71-1-4; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-5; Air-contaminants; Toxic-gases; Irritants; Ventilation-systems; Air-quality-measurement; Respiratory-protection; Noise-control; Environmental-control; Safety-engineering; Noise-levels; Metal-fumes; Sanitation; Electrochemical-processes; Author Keywords: fluorides; tin; cyanide; noise; mixtures
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