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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-79-144-672, Quoizel, Inc., Hauppauge, New York.
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 79-144-672, 1980 Mar; :1-12
Environmental sampling and medical interviews interviews were conducted on October 19 and November 22, 1979 to determine employee exposures to asbestos (1332214), lead (7439921), zinc chloride (7646857), and hydrogen-chloride (7647010) in the Tiffany Lamp (SIC- 3645) assembly area at the Quoizel Company, in Hauppauge, New York. An unidentified individual requested the evaluation on behalf of 12 company employees. Personal air samples taken for lead and zinc chloride fumes were well below the OSHA standards of 50 micrograms and 1 milligram per cubic meter, respectively. Area air samples for hydrogen chloride were also below the OSHA standard of 7 milligrams per cubic meter. Nine employees reported episodes of eye, throat, nose, and sinus irritation, and occasional chest tightness. Bulk sample analysis of the top of a work table indicated the presence of 2 to 5 percent chrysotile (12001295) asbestos. NIOSH concluded that the employees were not exposed to potentially toxic concentrations of lead and zinc chloride fumes or hydrogen chloride. They recommend that local exhaust ventilation be installed for the assembly operators and that the worktable surface be replaced with a nonasbestos material.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-144-672; Region-2; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Electric-lighting-fixtures; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Ventilation-systems; Toxic-gases; Asbestos-dust; Metallic-poisons; Standards; Work-environment; Assembly-line-workers; Author Keywords: Asbestos; Lead Chloride Fume; Zinc Chloride Fume; Hydrogen Chloride
1332-21-4; 7439-92-1; 7646-85-7; 7647-01-0; 12001-29-5
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