Walk-through survey report, Werner-Krebs Paint Shop, (Land's End Construction Site), New York, New York.
Matanoski GM; Schott D
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 74-58, 1979 Oct; :1-5
A walk through survey was conducted on April 24, 1979 among employees of the Werner-Krebs Paint Shop (SIC-1721) at a construction site in New York City to determine if the site is suitable for inclusion in a study of the painting trades. The workforce of 12 painters applied either latex or alkyd paints to the walls of apartment units in a newly built high rise building. Records of job assignments and absences were kept at the contractor's office. There is no medical or industrial hygiene program on site. Engineering controls would be difficult to implement and may not be needed at this site because most of the work takes place in a well ventilated structure, involves the use of latex paints 80 percent of the time, and requires much employee mobility. The authors conclude that a construction site of this type may provide a representative location for an industrial hygiene survey of work done by unionized painters using a high percentage of latex paints, however, they note that records needed for an epidemiological survey of this site would be difficult to obtain.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; NIOSH-Contract; Painting; Construction-industry; Latex-paints; Alkyds; Industrial-hygiene; Epidemiology; Humans; Region-2
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland