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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-79-433, Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Company, Follansbee, West Virginia.
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 77-79-433, 1977 Oct; :1-10
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on July 6-7, 1977, at the biological treatment facility of the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel (SIC-3325), Follansbee, West Virginia. The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized employee representative regarding worker exposures to odorous emissions. Environmental sampling failed to identify any airborne toxic substances or concentrations of microorganisms that could be considered a potential health hazard or even capable of producing the alleged symptoms of sore throat, burning eyes, and nausea. Recommendations are made to assist in ensuring worker safety and health.
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