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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-8-422, Borden Chemical Company, Columbus Coated Fabric Division Columbus, Ohio.

Authors
Anania-TL; Tanaka-S
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 77-8-422, 1977 Sep; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00074928
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-8-422; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Industrial-plants; Organic-solvents; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Coating-materials; Air-sampling; Author Keywords: Methyl Butyl Ketone; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; Methyl Isobutyl Ketone; Printing; Peripheral Neuropathy
CAS No.
591-78-6; 78-93-3; 108-10-1
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-182059
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-77-8-422
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2295
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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