HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-8-422 Borden Chemical Company, Columbus Coated Fabric Division Columbus, Ohio.
NIOSH 1977 Sep:13 pages
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on April 6-8, 1977, at the Columbus Coated Fabric Division of the Borden Chemical Company, in Columbus, Ohio, a facility engaged in the manufacture of vinyl coated cloth (SIC-2295) used for wall coverings, and in the automobile industry, for making seat covers. The survey was prompted by a request received from an authorized employee representative regarding possible exposure of workers to neurotoxins. Environmental sampling, medical evaluation by interviews of 57 of the 63 affected employees, observations of work practices, and evaluation of ventilation controls lead to the conclusion that exposures of employees to methyl-butyl-ketone (591786), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), and methyl-isobutyl-ketone (108101) were not toxic under the conditions prevailing at the time of the survey. Recommendations are offered to help insure a continuing safe and healthful work environment.
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Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-8-422, 13 pages, 7 references