NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-78-264, The Celotex Corporation, Charleston Plant, Charleston, Illinois.
Borcherding CH Jr.
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 75-78-264, 1976 Feb; :1-5
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on May 29, 1975, at the Charleston Plant of the Celotex corporation, in Charleston, Illinois, a facility engaged in the manufacturing of various types of construction insulating board (SIC-2661). The survey was prompted by a request from a representative of the 53 affected employees regarding exposure to fiberglass dust during the manufacture of a fibrous glass reinforced, resin construction- insulation board. Visual observation of the manufacturing operation and medical interviews with the employees revealed that no health hazard existed from airborne fibrous glass. In view of the fact that no workers reported skin irritations and observations in-plant indicated very little contamination from fibrous glass, and for the most part, adequate ventilation, no health hazard was judged to exist as the product was used or found. Recommendations are made for improved exhaust ventilation.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-78-264; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Industrial-plants; Air-contamination; Fibrous-dusts; Construction-materials; Insulation-materials; Insulation-industry; Airborne-dusts; Author Keywords: Fibrous Glass-reinforced; Resin Construction-Insulation Board
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division