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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-87-58, Shell Oil Company, Wood River, Illinois.
Kramkowski RS; Shmunes E
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 72-87-58, 1973 Jun; :1-12
Environmental survey and medical evaluation of employees in the machine shop of an oil refinery, indicating that exposures to cutting oils and dusts, and to fumes from metallizing by flame spraying, do not constitute health hazards in the working environment. Some instances of dermatitis and folliculitis are observed, as is a case of allergy to nickel (7440020) and irritation of eyes and upper respiratory tract. Recommendations include installation of a local exhaust system, repair and maintenance of spray metallizing booth exhausts, worker orientation in safe work practice, and safety equipment, including use of protective clothing, protective barrier creams, and personal sanitation.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-87-58; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Cutting-fluids; Dust-control; Skin-disorders; Allergic-reactions; Safety-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Toxic-substances; Eye-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Author Keywords: Cutting Oils; Dust; Fumes; Dermatitis
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