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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-75-146-254, Custom Furniture and Cabinets, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho.

Authors
Apol AG
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 75-146-254, 1976 Jan; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00075005
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
CAS No.
67-64-1; 110-49-6; 67-63-0; 108-88-3
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-166573
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-75-146-254
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2434
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; ID
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