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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-80-130, Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Hapeville, Georgia.
Markel HL Jr.; Lucas JB
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 72-80-130, 1974 Apr; :1-15
Environmental and medical evaluations in the forming and selecting departments of a glass plant reveal concentrations of hydrogen- chloride (7647010), sulfur-dioxide (7446095), and tin-tetrachloride (7646788) are not toxic. Sulfur-dioxide is found to cause temporary eye irritation in several employees, and airborne powdered glass dust causes dermatitis. Recommendations are made for the substitution of graphite (7782425) compounds for sulfur (7704349) as a mold lubricant and temperature stabilizer, use of a water wash to prevent glass powder from becoming airborne, improved maintenance of ventilation systems, and use of hearing protective equipment in noisy areas.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-72-80-130; Region-4; Hazards-Confirmed; Toxicity; Ceramics; Eye-disorders; Skin-disorders; Air-sampling; Air-quality-control; Eye-irritants; Dust-control; Environmental-contaminants; Author Keywords: hydrogen chloride; sulfur dioxide; tin tetrachloride
7647-01-0; 7446-09-5; 7646-78-8; 7782-42-5; 7704-34-9
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