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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-194-153, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, Commercial Plastics Division, Jackson, Ohio.
Vandervort R; Thoburn T
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 73-194-153, 1974 Nov; :1-8
Medical and environmental evaluations of a plant manufacturing sheet molded fiberglass reinforced plastic reveals xylene (1330207) concentrations in spray painting areas are not toxic to employees; fiberglass reinforced plastic dust is not present in toxic concentrations, but is the cause of active cases of dermatitis. Recommendations include use of protective clothing to minimize skin contact with dust, fans to project dust away from breathing zones, proper use of respirators, and employee education program on potential hazards of all materials used within the plant.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-194-153; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Skin-disorders; Toxicity; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Environmental-contaminants; Dust-control; Author Keywords: xylol; xylene; dust; fiberglas reinforced plastic; spray paint
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