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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-115-425, H.F.E. Inc., Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Authors
Burroughs-GE
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 76-115-425, 1977 Sep; :1-12
NIOSHTIC No.
00074924
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on February 1-2 and on May 17, 1977, at the H.F.E., Inc. plant in Ft. Collins, Colorado, a facility engaged in the manufacturing of farm equipment (SIC-3523) used primarily in the sugar beet industry. The evaluation was prompted by a request from an authorized management representative regarding employee exposure to welding fumes, paint spray and fork lift exhaust. Environmental sampling indicated that all employees were potentially exposed to toxic concentrations of paint solvents, dust, welding fumes, and carbon-monoxide. This determination was consistent with the responses obtained from 36 of the approximately 40 affected employees investigated by means of non- directed medical questionnaires; 23 of the workers questioned complained of some form of respiratory irritation, headaches, nerves, or high blood pressure, all which could be caused or aggravated by acute exposure to dust, fumes and carbon-dioxide. Recommendations are made for improving prevailing conditions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-76-115-425; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-8; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-machinery; Air-contamination; Inorganic-gases; Organic-solvents; Metalworking-industry; Respiratory-system-disorders; Exhaust-gases; Author Keywords: Farm Machinery; Paint Solvents; Dust; Welding Fumes; Carbon Monoxide
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-138713
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-115-425
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3523
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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