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