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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-146-222, American Can Company, Lemoyne, 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 74-146-222, 1975 Sep; :1-6
Based on the results of an observational and environmental evaluation conducted by NIOSH in the coating department of a fiber and container manufacturing plant (SIC-3221), it has been determined that atmospheric concentrations of methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), carbon-monoxide (630080), and carbon-dioxide (124389) exposures were not present in concentrations hazardous to employees. However, the use of solvents for cleaning rolls without proper skin protection can cause dermatitis, and thus, constitutes a potential health hazard. The use of impermeable gloves should alleviate this problem.
Region-3; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-146-222; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Toxicology; Organic-solvents; Inorganic-gases; Air-contamination; Skin-disorders; Preventive-medicine; Control-measures; Personal-protective-equipment; PPE; Author Keywords: methyl ethyl ketone; toluene; xylene; carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide; dermatitis
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Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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