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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-189-277, Frontier Airlines, Denver, Colorado.
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 75-189-277, 1976 Apr; :1-5
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on January 6, 1976, in an upholstery shop of the Frontier Airline maintenance hangar (SIC-4582), in Denver, Colorado. The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding potential exposure to petroleum distillates, acetone (67641) toluene (108883), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), and hexane (110543) vapors coming from contact cement and vinyl adhesives used in the repair of airplane passenger seats. A health hazard was not documented during the evaluation. Confidential interviews on the 3 affected workers support the conclusion that there is no health problem related to these contaminants under the present operating conditions.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-189-277; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Workshops; Air-contamination; Aerospace-industry; Maintenance-shops; Organic-solvents; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Aliphatic-hydrocarbons; Author Keywords: Petroleum Distillates; Acetone; Toluene; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; MEK; Hexane; Upholstery Shop; Airplane Passenger Seats
67-64-1; 108-88-3; 78-93-3; 110-54-3
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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