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Health hazard evaluation, HHE determination report no. HHE-72-96-237, Trans World Airlines main overhaul facility, Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, Missouri 64195.
Hervin RL; Thoburn TW
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 72-96-237, 1975 Nov; :1-36
Workers directly involved in spray painting large commercial aircraft (SIC-5084) are found to be exposed to toxic concentrations of organic solvents and isocyanate compounds during such operations. Environmental measurements indicate levels of specific organic solvents such as methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), toluene (108883) and cellosolve-acetate, exceed the threshold limit values. Significant concentrations of hexamethylene-diisocyanate and the biuret compounds of hexamethylene-diisocyanate were measured. A significant increase in symptoms of eye irritation, nasal- irritation, throat irritation and chest discomfort is found in workers engaged in spray painting when compared to non-exposed workers. Recommendations are included which are designed to reduce exposure to these agents to a minimum.
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Hazards-Confirmed; HHE-72-96-237; Region-7; Painters; Air-contamination; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Ketones; Air-quality-control; Toxic-substances; Author Keywords: spray painting; organic solvents; isocyanates; methyl ethyl ketone; toluene; cellosolve acetate; HMDI; TDI
78-93-3; 108-88-3; 108-19-0
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