Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-146-254, Custom Furniture and Cabinets, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho.
NIOSH 1976 Jan; :1-11
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 19-20, 1975, at the Custom Furniture and Cabinets, Inc., a facility engaged in the manufacturing of custom built kitchen cabinets (SIC-2434). The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding exposure to solvent vapors present in the paint room. It was determined that the air concentration of acetone (67641), aliphatic naphtha, ethylene-glycol monoethyl-ether-acetate (110496), isopropyl-alcohol (67630), and toluene (108883) were toxic. This determination was based on air concentrations that ranged from 0.32 to 2.18 times the current accepted exposure limits, and on questionnaire information obtained from exposed employees which revealed the presence of eye irritation, dizziness, light- headedness, headaches and dry hands. Recommendations are made for improving work practices and exhaust ventilation, as well as for the establishment of a respirator program.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-146-254; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-10; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Woodworking-industry; Furniture-industry; Organic-solvents; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Cabinetmaking
67-64-1; 110-49-6; 67-63-0; 108-88-3
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-75-146-254, 11 pages, 5 references