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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-77-464, Buckeye Automatic Company, McArthur, Ohio.
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 77-77-464, 1978 Feb; :1-9
An evaluation to determine the consequences of exposure to cutting oils used in the manufacturing of screw machine produced parts (SIC- 3451) for the automotive industry has been conducted. On the basis of environmental sampling and current toxicity information it is concluded that inhalation of oil mists did not pose a health hazard to the employees. However, the results of the medical interviews and examinations clearly showed a dermatitic hazard due to skin contact with cutting oils. Sixteen of twenty workers had cutting oil dermatitis in varying degrees, from slight to extreme. To alleviate and prevent the cutting oil dermatitis, recommendations for both workers and management are presented. The workers were educated in proper hygiene and self examination practices during the study.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Air-sampling; Automotive-industry; Oils; Skin-diseases; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-health; HHE-77-77-464; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-5; Author Keywords: cutting oils; oil mist; dermatitis
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