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Walk-through survey report, Dravo Corporation, Engineering Works Division, Pittsburgh, PA.
Billings CE; Lazar C
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 74-46-10, 1980 Jun; :1-20
A walk-through survey was conducted on January 30, 1979 at the Engineering Works Division Shipyard of the Dravo Corporation (SIC- 3731) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to determine whether this site would be suitable for inclusion in the in depth survey of the shipbuilding industry segment of the investigation of health hazards to painters. The shipyard is engaged in the design and construction of barges and towboats for river transport of bulk cargoes. Out of a workforce of 1,200 production personnel, there are 10 spray painters, 13 brush painters, 3 sign painters, and 10 painters' assistants. The painters have a low turnover rate and the company has personnel records dating back to World War I. Medical records are kept in corporate offices and include information on a worker's preplacement health evaluation, physical examinations, and annual health monitors. A safety and industrial hygiene program operates at this facility and requires respirator usage and various engineering controls for many painting operations. The authors conclude that the facility needs a better industrial hygiene program than is now in effect. They recommend that the facility be included for consideration in the final study.
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; NIOSH-Contract; Shipbuilding-industry; Construction-sites; Spray-painting; Painting; Humans
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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