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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-6-465, Allen-Bradley Company, Magnetics Division, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Markel HL Jr.; Thoburn T
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 77-6-465, 1978 Feb; :1-6
An evaluation regarding the exposure of workers to lead (7439921) in the powder house and wet/dry press areas in a facility involved in the production of ceramic permanent magnets (SIC-3264) has been conducted. A total of 15 workers in the powder house, wet/dry press area were privately interviewed by the industrial hygienist in a nondirected manner concerning any health problems thought to be related to their specific jobs at the factory. Twenty four breathing zone air samples were collected at a sampling rate of 1.7 liters per minute. Samples were analyzed for both total and respirable portions of lead by direct aspiration atomic absorption at a lower limit of detection of five micrograms per sample. It has been determined that employees performing duties in the powder house, as dry press operators and as wet press operators were not exposed to toxic concentrations of lead.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Air-sampling; Heavy-metals; Ceramics-industry; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-health; HHE-77-6-465; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5 Author Keywords: lead; powder house; dry press; wet press
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