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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-35-301, The Wood Shed Belle Mead, New Jersey.
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 76-35-301, 1976 Jun; :1-6
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on March 23-24, 1976, at The Wood Shed, a furniture stripping and refinishing shop (SIC-7641) in Belle Mead, New Jersey. The survey was prompted by a request from the employer to evaluate potential hazards to the 2 affected employees in the furniture stripping ad refinishing operations. Breathing zone and general area air samples were taken to determine exposure to xylene (1330207) and dimethylformamide (68122), and medical records were reviewed. The results revealed that the employees were not exposed to harmful concentrations of solvents. It is recommended that the current practice of respirator use be continued during periods of potential exposure.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-76-35-301; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Amides; Air-contamination; Woodworking-industry; Furniture-industry; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Organic-solvents; Personal-protective-equipment; Author Keywords: paint; xylene; benzene; lead
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