HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-75-19-276, Masonite Corporation, Evendale, Ohio.
NIOSH 1976 Apr:27 pages
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on April 8-10 and August 19-20, 1975 at the Masonite Corporation, Evendale, Ohio, a facility engaged in the fabrication of wood parts for various commercial products, using primarily Masonite hardboard (SIC-2499). The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the 25 affected employees, regarding worker exposure to wood dust in the saw-sanding department. Airborne concentrations of wood dusts were toxic to helpers at the multi- blade rip and one man cutoff saws and router operator. Medical examination revealed evidence of dust induced irritation of the conjunctiva and upper respiratory tract. It was determined that the diehl rip saw helper had allergic contact dermatitis secondary to wood dust exposure. Available evidence suggested that formaldehyde (50000) and phenol (108952) were not toxic in the concentrations found. Recommendations are made for environmental control and use of personal protective equipment.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-19-276; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Plant-dusts; Air-contamination; Woodworking-industry; Wood-products; Airborne-dusts; Eye-irritation; Respiratory-irritation; Skin-disorders;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
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Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-75-19-276, 27 pages, 21 references