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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-129-275, Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland, 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 75-129-275, 1976 Apr; :1-7
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 5 and 6, and on December 4, 1975, in the 45-inch slab mill area (SIC-3316) of the Republic Steel Corporation plant, in Cleveland, Ohio. The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the 10 affected employees to evaluate potential hazard to crane operators. Environmental sampling revealed that the crane operators were not exposed to harmful concentrations of dust or oil mist in their job as it was performed at the time of evaluation. It is felt however, that since high temperatures were recorded in the crane cabs, that an evaluation should be made of crane operators exposure to heat stress. Due to the possible harmful concentrations of oil mist in the crane cabs, as well as the potential synergistic effect of other contaminants and heat, it is recommended that crane operators and supervisory personnel should be informed of the importance of the cranemen having adequate time away from the crane cabs.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-129-275; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Silica-dusts; Air-contamination; Steelmaking-industry; Primary-metallurgical-processes; Mineral-dusts; Heat-stress; Author Keywords: Crane Operators; Free Silica; Iron Oxide; Nuisance Dust; Oil Mist
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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