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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-90-442, Tamarack Homes Weiser, 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 76-90-442, 1977 Nov; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00076121
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 2-3, 1977, at the Tamarack Homes plant in Weiser, Idaho, a facility engaged in the manufacturing of mobile homes (SIC-2451) and solar furnaces (SIC-3433). The survey was prompted by a request from the management regarding the possible toxic effects of methylene-bisphenyl-isocyanate (10031751) used in polyurethane-foam (9009545) production, on the health of the approximately 5 affected employees. Environmental sampling revealed that the unit assemblyman's exposure to methylene-bisphenyl-isocyanate was potentially toxic. Sample results showed that the worker was exposed to at least 0.047ppm and 0.036ppm for two periods of least 20 minutes each, which are in excess of the evaluation criteria of protection. Under the current production rate, his 8 hour time weighed average exposure is less than 0.02ppm. Recommendations are made for improving the prevailing working conditions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-76-90-442; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-10; Apol; Industrial-plants; Air-quality-measurement; Toxic-chemicals; Industrial-hygiene; Personal-protective-equipment; Exposure-limits; Toxicology; Diisocyanates; Author Keywords: Methylene Bisphenyl Isocyanate (MDI); Urethane Foam; Mobile Homes; Solar Furnaces
CAS No.
10031-75-1; 9009-54-5
Publication Date
19771101
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-278057
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-90-442
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2451; 3433
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
ID; OH
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