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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-23-319, Western Gear Corporation, Jamestown, North Dakota.
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 76-23-319, 1976 Aug; :1-12
A health hazard evaluation was conducted at the Western Gear Corporation (SIC-3541), Jamestown, North Dakota, to evaluate the potential hazards associated with exposure to machining and cutting oils, methanol (67561), toluene (108883), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (108101), butyl-cellosolve (111762), methylene-chloride (75092), xylene (1330207), n-butyl-acetate (123864), aluminum (7429905), lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), chromium (7440473), nitric-acid, and hydrochloric-acid (7647010). All airborne concentrations of chemicals were well within the most recent evaluation criteria, with the exception of oil mist. A potential health hazard was documented in the machine shop where 54 percent of the workers were overexposed to airborne concentrations of oil mist. Control measures are recommended.
NIOSH-Publication; Region-8; HHE-76-23-319; Hazards-Confirmed; Occupational-health; Industrial-plants; NIOSH-Author; Air-quality-measurement; Exposure-limits; Organic-solvents; Heavy-metals; Metalworking-industry; Author Keywords: Aircraft Component Manufacturing; Volatile Organic Compounds; Oil Mist
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