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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-76-29-322, Columbus Products Corporation, Columbus, Ohio.

Authors
Geissert-JO; Herbert-J
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 76-29-322, 1976 Aug; :1-14
NIOSHTIC No.
00056658
Abstract
A combined environmental-medical health hazard evaluation was carried out in the Wire Harness area at Columbus Products Corporation (SIC-2821), as a result of complaints of dry throat and headaches received from workers employed in the polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) molding operation. According to the results obtained exposure of employees to chemical agents at molding operations are not believed to be toxic under the conditions recorded at the time of the survey. Worker exposures to benzene (71432), carbon- monoxide, hydrogen-chloride (7647010), and vinyl-chloride (75014) were determined by personal and area air sampling. Complaints of dry throat and headache did not appear to be related to activities and materials used in the area. The reported symptoms could be due to the presence of an unidentified agent, back drafting of contaminated outside air, or group hysteria. Recommendations are made for the reevaluation of the ventilation system.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-76-29-322; Region-5; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Occupational-health; Industrial-plants; NIOSH-Author; Air-quality-measurement; Sampling-methods; Vinyl-plastics; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Toxicology; Exposure-limits; Vinyl-polymers; Breathing-zone; Author Keywords: Benzene; Carbon Monoxide; Hydrogen Chloride; Vinyl Chloride; Poly Vinyl Chloride; PVC
CAS No.
9002-86-2; 71-43-2; 7647-01-0; 75-01-4
Publication Date
19760801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273706
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-29-322
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2821
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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