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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-74-24-246, HHE-74-92-246, HHE-74-95-246, Uncle Bill's Pick-N-Pay Market, No. 10, Madsen's Valu Center, Kroger Company.

Authors
Vandervort-R; Brooks-SM
Source
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 74-24-246, HHE 74-92-246, HHE 74-95-246, 1975 Dec; :1-29
NIOSHTIC No.
00051764
Abstract
Potential hazards in the meat cutting and wrapping departments of three supermarkets (SIC-5423) were evaluated. Meat department employees were interviewed, examined, given preshift and post shift pulmonary function tests, and blood samples were obtained. Environmental sampling for substances emitted by the hot wire cutting of polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) meat wrapping film was conducted. No measurable concentrations of vinyl-chloride (75014) monomer were found in emissions from hot wire cutting of the film. Hot wire cutting of films and thermal activation of price labels release irritants substances into the environment, but breathing zone concentrations are found to be low compared to established standards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; Hazards-Unconfirmed; HHE-74-24-246; HHE-74-92-246; HHE-74-95-246; Region-3; Region-5; Air-contamination; Plastics; Pulmonary-function-tests; Food-processing-workers; Food-processing-industry; Food-packaging; Author Keywords: Meat Cutting; Meat Wrapping; Pulmonary Function Test; Blood Test; Polyvinyl Chloride; PVC; Vinyl Chloride Monomer
CAS No.
9002-86-2; 75-01-4
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-137517
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-74-95-246
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
5423
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; MN; WV
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