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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-77-76-438, Stanley Structures Denver, Colorado.
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 77-76-438, 1977 Oct; :1-5
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on July 29, 1977, at the pattern and carpenter shop of Stanley Structures, Denver, Colorado, a facility that made wood molds and patterns (SIC-2499) that are used for the production of prestressed concrete patterns. The survey was prompted by a request from the management to evaluate potential hazards associated with exposures to styrene (100425), acetone (67641), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), and isopropanol (67630) during the manufacture of wood molds and patterns. Environmental sampling and employee interviews revealed that a health hazard did not exist at the time of evaluation. A fire hazard existed throughout the area where the hazard evaluation was conducted. Recommendations are made for the installation of adequate fire prevention devices and for the initiation of a respiratory program.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-76-438; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Industrial-plants; Organic-solvents; Air-quality-measurement; Ketones; Alcohols; Woodworking; Author Keywords: Styrene; Acetone; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; MEK; Isopropanol; Wood Glue; Wood Filler
100-42-5; 67-64-1; 78-93-3; 67-63-0
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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