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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-86-269, Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Newark, 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 74-86-269, 1976 Mar; :1-24
Environmental surveys and employee interviews were conducted on October 29 to 31, 1974, and June 16 to 18, 1975, to evaluate the exposure of employees to dust, fumes, and smoke at the Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation facility in Newark, Ohio (SIC-3296). The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee representative on behalf of the approximately 750 affected employees. Airborne concentrations of fibrous glass and dried binder dust, phenol (108952), formaldehyde (50000), and ammonia (7664417) vapors were determined to be below their respective evaluation criteria in all areas examined. The airborne concentration of free silica (7631869) was 79 micrograms per cubic meter. The author concludes that concentrations of airborne contaminants are not hazardous to employees under the conditions observed, but the exposure of the paint mixing operator in the chemical factory to airborne free silica may pose a potential hazard.
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