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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-98-399, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Plant No. 1, 1144 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio.
Borcherding CH; Salisbury SA; Meyer CR
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 74-98-399, 1977 Jun; :1-20
A Health Hazard Evaluation Investigation was conducted by NIOSH at the Plant No. 1, Department 153-G, of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, in Akron, Ohio, on April 9 and September 16, 1975, acting on a request received from an authorized employee representive to the effect that exhaust of dust and paint fumes were polluting the workroom air. Based on environmental measurements, observations, medical studies and interviews with 16 of 30 affected employees it was determined that the solvent vapors, excluding benzene, and air suspended particulates generated from the spray paint application are not toxic to the employees. Two spray painters, one letter painter and one cureman were exposed to benzene vapor concentrations slightly above the recommended concentrations. Recommendations are made for improved work practices, engineering changes to improve spray booth exhaust efficiency or use of water based paint or benzene free paint.
Region 5; NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-98-399; Toxicology; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-plants; Toxic-chemicals; Rubber-industry; Hazard-confirmed; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Rubber-curing; Paint-spraying; Organic-solvents; Author Keywords: spray paint; benzene; particulates
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