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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-97-257, C. S. Brainin Company, Mt. Vernon, New York.
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 75-97-257, 1976 Jan; :1-4
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on July 29-30, 1975, at the C. S. Brainin Company, Mt. Vernon, New York, a facility engaged in the milling of various alloys by revolving cutters (SIC-3545). The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the seven affected employees regarding exposure to oil mist in the profile milling machine area. Environmental sampling and medical evaluation revealed that airborne concentrations of oil mist in the area of the profile milling machine present neither a chronic nor an acute health hazard to the employees in that area. Respiratory irritation and dermatitis experienced by the milling machine operator seems to be due to his individual sensitivity to the oil. Recommendations are made to reduce both skin contact and respiratory irritation of this operator.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-97-257; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Machining; Air-contamination; Skin-disorders; Allergic-reactions; Cutting-fluids; Cutting-oil-mist; Metalworking-industry; Machine-operation; Author Keywords: oil mist; profile milling machine; skin contact; respiratory irritation
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