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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-80-35, George's Radiator, Inc., Sunnyvale, California.

Authors
Belanger PL; Coye M
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 80-35, 1980 Jun; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00098092
Abstract
An environmental and medical survey was conducted on February 19 and March 20, 1980 at George's Radiator, Incorporated (SIC-3741) in Sunnyvale, California. A company owner requested the evaluation to determine if six of the company's employees were exposed to hazardous concentrations of inorganic lead (7439921). Five personal and area air samples were collected for inorganic lead at the radiator repairmen's work station. Time weighted average concentrations ranged from 0.01 to 0.10 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). Two of the personal samples and one area sample exceeded the current OSHA standard of 0.05mg/m3. Eight workers were interviewed and blood samples were analyzed for lead. Blood lead ranged from 11 to 57 micrograms per deciliter. The authors concluded that overexposure to inorganic lead did occur at this facility and had existed over a period of several months. Recommendations included the installation of movable exhaust ventilation at each work station, the provision and utilization of proper respiratory protectors and protective equipment, and the scheduling of periodic medical examinations and safety training programs.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-35; Region-9; Hazard-Confirmed; Occupational-exposure; Personal-protective-equipment; Hazardous-chemicals; Inhalation; Toxic-response; Lead-poisoning; Air-contaminants; Case-history; Blood-chemistry; Medical-examinations
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19800601
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-113649
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
TA-80-35
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3741
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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