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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-4-402, A and S Tribal Industries Poplar, Montana.

Authors
Gunter-BJ; Nelson-B
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 77-4-402, 1977 Jun; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00072190
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH at the A and S Tribal industries, Poplar, Montana, on January 10-12, 1977, acting on a request from plant management to evaluate potential exposures to contaminants generated from the assembly of camouflage netting (SIC-2292) where a previous evaluation revealed a high number of workers with respiratory symptoms and physical signs of respiratory tract effects. Based on environmental and medical evaluations, no apparent health hazard was judged to exists. The evaluation team, 100 affected employees, and plant management agreed that the absence of respiratory illness and worker complaints was due to a new factory humidification system which was not installed at the time of the previous evaluation. Environmental sampling failed to demonstrate any detectable exposures to anti-mildew agents, while medical evaluation, including lung function studies, medical histories, and physical examinations, indicated no apparent health hazards during this evaluation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-4-402; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Toxicology; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-plants; Air-sampling; Textiles-industry; Diagnostic-tests; Respiratory-function-tests; Control-measures; Author Keywords: Camouflage Netting; Lead; Chromium; Antimony; Tin; Xylene; Cellosolve; Vinyl Acetate; Vinyl Chloride (VC); Respiratory Tract Effects
Publication Date
19770601
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273707
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-77-4-402
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2292
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MT; OH
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