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HHE Report HHE-72-41-13, Dyna-Con Packaging Corporation, Hamilton, Ohio.
NIOSH 1972 Jul; :1-7
Air samples taken with a hi-volume sampler in the trimsaw and bandsaw areas of a packaging plant indicate total dust concentrations ranging from 22.8 to 29.2 milligrams per cubic meter of air, which are in excess of the established standard of 15 milligrams per cubic meter. Toxic effects of wood and paper dust reportedly include cancer, dermatitis, and respiratory disease, but the etiological agents are not known. Noise level measurements in the plant indicate the need for some type of hearing conservation program. Local exhaust ventilation with a dust collecting system is recommended for installation on the trimsaw and both bandsaws. Workers should wear approved dust respirators in the trimsaw and bandsaw areas until engineering controls can be installed. Also recommended is an audiometric measurement program and the provision of ear protectors.
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Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-72-41-13
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