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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-35-34, The Budd Company, Automotive Division, Clinton, Michigan.
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 72-35-34, 1973 Mar; :1-33
Evaluation of the potential hazards associated with the use of cutting oil coolants utilized in drilling, milling, grinding, and other machining operations in the production of automobile and disc brakes in an automotive company. Eighty air samples are collected and 230 analytical determinations made to complete the survey. Eight hour time-weighted concentrations are given for oil mist, iron (7439896) as iron-oxide (1332372), total dust, 1,1,1-trichloroethane (25323891), tetrachloroethylene (127184), toluene (108883), xylene (95476), and ozone (10028156), as also the toxic effects of the substances. Hazards of physical agents are also given including the effects of noise over 90 decibels, and heat over 80 degrees-F. Recommendations include improvement of ventilation to reduce oil mists in the areas of highest concentrations and dermatitis incidence, wearing of long sleeved shirts with close fitting cuffs and clean uniforms, expansion of the hearing conservation program, audiometric examination, preemployment medical checkups, and elimination of noise at source through engineering controls.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-35-34; Region-5; Hazards-Confirmed; Noise-control; Hearing-loss; Thermal-regulation; Environmental-contaminants; Skin-disorders; Mineral-oils; Oil-dermatitis; Audiometric-testing; Hearing-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Air-quality-measurement; Safety-engineering; Automotive-industry; Aerosol-particles; Skin-irritants; Autonomic-nervous-system; Author Keywords: oil mist; noise; mineral oil; dermatitis
7439-89-6; 1332-37-2; 25323-89-1; 127-18-4; 108-88-3; 95-47-6; 10028-15-6; 8012-95-1
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