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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-146-254, Custom Furniture and Cabinets, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho.
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 75-146-254, 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; Author Keywords: Solvents; Acetone; Aliphatic Naphtha; Butyl Alcohol; Ethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether Acetate; Isopropyl Alcohol; Methyl Isobutyl Ketone; M-Butyl Acetate; Toluene; Eye Irritation; Dizziness; Light-Headedness; Headaches; Dry Hands
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