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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-72-105-56, Modern Metal Products, Loves Park, Illinois.
Kramkowski RS; Shama SK
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 72-105-56, 1973 Jul; :1-11
Evaluation of hazards from carbon-monoxide and welding fumes at a metal products factory. Medical interviews conducted with employees in the area of arc welding, spot welding, and metal punch press operations, and environmental samples of carbon-monoxide (630080), carbon-dioxide (124389), nitrogen-dioxide (10102440), and sulfur- dioxide (7446095) (Federal Standard 50 ppm, 5000 ppm, 5 ppm, and 5 ppm respectively) indicate the need for reducing potential health hazards. Toxic effects include irritation to eyes and mucous membranes, blood poisoning, and irritation to the respiratory tract. Recommendations include additional local ventilation, and restriction of tow motor operations to short stays near workstations.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-105-56; Region-5; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-contamination; Blood-chemistry; Toxic-gases; Metal-fabrication; Blood-disorders; Eye-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Sulfur-compounds; Exhaust-emissions; Ventilation-systems; Safety-precautions; Author Keywords: Arc Welding; Spot Welding; Metal Punch-Press; Carbon Monoxide; Carbon Dioxide; Nitrogen Dioxide; Sulfur Dioxide
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Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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