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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-76-9-345, W. R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, Bradford, 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 76-9-345, 1976 Nov; :1-13
A health hazard evaluation determination performed at a cutlery manufacturing plant (SIC-3421) revealed that employees at the hafting operation are exposed to concentrations of wood, cowhide and aluminum (1344281) oxide dusts in excess of the recommended levels of nuisance dust. The suspected relationship of wood dust and leather dust to excess nasal cancer mandates reduction of exposure to minimal or zero levels. Exposures to airborne concentrations of trichloroethylene (79016), perchloroethylene (127184), paint solvent consisting of toluene (108883), isobutyl-acetate (123864) and butyl- cellosolve (111762), toluolisopropanol and oil mists were found to be below the acceptable concentrations.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-76-9-345; Region-3; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Toxicology; Respirable-dust; Dust-control; Exposure-limits; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Organic-solvents; Author Keywords: Dusts; Wood; Cowhide; Aluminum Oxide; Hafting Operation; Nuisance Dust; Nasal Cancer; Volatile Organic Compounds; Oil Mist; Sodium Nitrite
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