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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-24-273, B.F. Goodrich Company, Koroseal Division, Marietta, Ohio.
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 75-24-273, 1976 Apr; :1-21
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on June 10-11, and December 12, 1975, at the Koroseal Division of B. F. Goodrich Company, in Marietta, Ohio, a facility engaged in the production of an extrudable magnetic plastic containing barium- ferrite (SIC-2819). The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the approximately 20 affected employees regarding the potential hazards associated with the use of barium- ferrite. Based on the analysis of environmental samples and the results of the medical investigation of the employees, it was determined that the workers were not exposed to toxic concentrations of barium (7440393) compounds, lead (7439921) or dust. There was no material medical impairment to health that could be attributed to exposure to barium-ferrite powder. Recommendations are made for continuing environmental and medical controls.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-24-273; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Plastics-processing-industry; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Heavy-metals; Respirable-dust; Medical-examinations; Author Keywords: barium ferrite; lead; nuisance dust
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