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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-77-91-451, Chemetron Corporation, Monticello, Indiana.

Authors
Gilles D
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 77-91-451, 1977 Dec; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00076130
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on August 8 and October 3, 1977, at the Chemetron Corporation in Monticello, Indiana, a producer of stick electrodes and dual shield cord wires for use in welding (SIC-3623). The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized representative of the approximately 50 affected employees regarding exposure to asbestos (1332214), silica (7631869), and chromates. Reported symptoms included shortness of breath, exhaustion and tension. Based on the results of environmental samplings, employee interviews, observation of work practices and a review of pertinent literature, it was determined that a health hazard due to employee exposures to nuisance dust, crystalline silica, and other materials in the production of stick electrodes and dual shield cord wires did not exist within the worksite at the time of evaluation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-91-451; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-plants; Welding-electrodes; Asbestos-dust; Silica-dusts; Metallic-dusts; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxicology; Author Keywords: Nuisance Dust; Crystalline Silica; Stick Electrodes; Dual Shield Cord Wires
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 7631-86-9
Publication Date
19771201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-278047
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-91-451
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
SIC Code
3623
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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