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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-28-212, Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.
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 74-28-212, 1975 Jul; :1-14
Workers in an air brake company (SIC-3714) are randomly selected for interview and cutaneous examination. Nearly 12 percent of the workers show occupational dermatitis, caused by exposures to lubricants, coolants and greases. Recommendations include use of small brush or applicator to avoid skin contact with grease and oils, cleansing of skin with waterless hand cleansers, use of gloves or safety barrier creams, coating of inner surfaces of the nostrils with petroleum jelly and regular physical examination including pulmonary function testing and anemia.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-28-212; Region-3; Hazards-Confirmed; Safety-measures; Skin-disorders; Blood-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Personal-protective-equipment; Author Keywords: organic solvents; cadmium; chromium; cyanides; nitric acid; dermititis
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