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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-78-18-19-20-67-592, Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, Connersville, Indiana.

Authors
Salisbury SA
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 78-18-19-20-67-592, 1979 May; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
00091581
Abstract
Atmospheric, personal, and area sampling evaluations were conducted on March 6 to 8 and September 26 and 27, 1978 at the Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, (SIC-3761) Connersville, Indiana in response to four separate requests from the President, Local 919, International Union of Electrical Workers. The requests were prompted by condenser assembly line worker complaints of throat and eye irritation from excessive smoke and carbon-monoxide (630080), excessive dust and smoke discharged into the work area from Ipsen brazing ovens during controlled burnouts, zinc-chloride (7646857) and methanol (67561) fumes and mist from condenser line brazing ovens, and exposure to dust and smoke during the stripping and burning of paint buildup from conveyor racks and hooks. Results show that concentrations of all substances sampled were less than OSHA standards. It is recommended that carbon-monoxide and trichloroethylene (79016) levels be monitored closely when makeup air systems are adjusted, that these systems be locked to prevent unauthorized adjustments, and that monitoring and alarm systems be installed to detect mechanical breakdowns of condenser line degreasers that might result in spillover of trichloroethylene. Exhaust procedures during controlled burnout of magnesium (7439954) in Ipsen brazing furnaces also should be modified.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-18-19-20-67-592; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-5; Electric-and-electronic-equipment; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Unions; Author Keywords: Throat and Eye Irritation; Carbon Monoxide; Dust; Brazing Ovens; Solder Flux Fumes and Mist; Stripping and Burning Paint
CAS No.
630-08-0; 7646-85-7; 67-56-1; 79-01-6; 7439-95-4
Publication Date
19790501
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-148158
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-18-19-20-67-592
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3761
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division