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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-131-196, Electro-Motive Division, Plant 1, General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois.
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 73-131-196, 1975 May; :1-7
Evaluation of a diesel locomotive fabrication plant (SIC-3519) reveals that odors generated by bacterial breakdown of soluble oil used as a coolant are not toxic but may cause nausea. A potentially hazardous situation exists from the inhalation of dust from a polyester resin during removal of the dust by compressed air. Recommendations include eliminating the procedure for compressed air removal of dust.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-131-196; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Dust-control; Synthetic-resins; Air-quality-control; Environmental-contamination; Diesel-engines; Skin-irritants; Respiratory-irritants; Author Keywords: odor; bacteria; soluble oil; coolant, dust; polyester resin; welding; spraying
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