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HHE Report HHE-72-41-13, Dyna-Con Packaging Corporation, Hamilton, Ohio.

Authors
Okawa-MT
Source
NIOSH 1972 Jul; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00027233
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-41-13; Region-5; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Environmental-contaminants; Skin-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxic-substances; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-engineering; Audiometry; Ventilation-systems; Organic-dusts; Dust-control; Woodworking-industry; Packaging-industry
Publication Date
19720701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB-229092
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-72-41-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-72-41-13
State
OH
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