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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-135-226, GAF Corporation Equipment Manufacturing Plant, Vestal, New York.
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 74-135-226, 1975 Oct; :1-16
Based upon environmental air samples, employee interviews, evaluation of work procedures, ventilation system and available toxicity information, at a manufacturing plant engaged in the fabrication of duplicating equipment (SIC-3579), the following conclusions were drawn: the cleaning tank worker is exposed to toxic concentrations of methylene-chloride (75092); the methyl-ethyl- ketone (78933) parts cleaning operation in the spray paint room poses a potential health hazard; the automatic production cleaning does not constitute a health hazard; the spray paint operation does not constitute a health hazard; at least one welder is exposed to potentially toxic welding fumes concentration and a second to potentially toxic fluoride concentrations; grinders exposure to nuisance dust did not pose a health hazard at the concentrations measured during this evaluation. Recommendations to ameliorate those situations which were considered a potential health hazard are included.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-74-135-226; Region-2; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Work-practices; Working-conditions; Chlorinated-methanes; Organic-solvents; Industrial-processes; Odors; Dust-control; Solvent-cleaning; Mechanical-cleaning; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Toxicology; Author Keywords: methylene chloride; methyl ethyl ketone; spray paint booth; welding fume; fluoride
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