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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-109-114-274, Fairbanks Weighing Division, Colt Industries, St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Authors
Rivera RO
Source
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 75-109-114-274, 1976 Apr; :1-16
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NIOSHTIC No.
00075002
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on July 28-31, and December 1-5, 1975, at the Fairbanks Weighing Division, Colt Industries, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, a facility engaged in the manufacturing of weighing scales (SIC-3536). The survey was prompted by a request from the employer regarding the presence of potentially toxic concentrations of any of the substances found in the place of employment. Based on environmental sampling, ventilation measurements, observation of work practices and medical questionnaires administered to the 27 affected employees it was established that with one exception, all welders in the production welding area were exposed to toxic concentrations of welding fumes and gases. No health hazards were identified in the plating room, heat treatment operation and grinding, sanding and abrasive cutoff area. Recommendations are made for improving the exhaust system to effectively remove welding fumes and gases.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-109-110-112-114-274; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-1; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Metallic-fumes; Air-contamination; Metalworking-industry; Exhaust-ventilation
Publication Date
19760401
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-165997
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-75-109-110-112-114-274
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3536
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
VT; OH
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