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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-13-265, Protecto Wrap Company, 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 75-13-265, 1976 Mar; :1-7
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on April 8, June 3, and August 13, 1975, at the Protecto Wrap Company, Denver, Colorado, a facility engaged in the production of a plastic pipe (SIC-3079) covering which is made by coating a continuous sheet of plastic with a hot solution made from coal tar (8007452), petroleum tar, and powdered polyvinyl-chloride (9002862). The survey was prompted by a request from the management to evaluate the potential hazards associated with exposures to vapors containing coal tar and petroleum tar solutions. Based on results of environmental evaluations it was determined that exposures and petroleum tar vapors represent a health hazard to the approximately 10 affected employees. Review of medical questionnaires and medical interviews revealed that only one worker had possible job related symptoms. Environmental and medical recommendations are made for improving prevailing conditions.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-13-265; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-8; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Air-contamination; Plastics-industry; Medical-examinations; Coatings; Author Keywords: coal tar; petroleum tar vapors; powdered PVC; total benzene soluble fraction
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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