HHE determination report no. HHE-76-75-340, Rocky Mountain Bank Note, Lakewood, Colorado, November, 1976.
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 76-75-340, 1976 Nov; :1-10
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on June 30 and July 1, 1976, to evaluate lead (7439921) and noise exposures at Rocky Mountain Bank Note (SIC-3555) in Lakewood, Colorado. The evaluation was requested by an employer representative on behalf of the approximately 57 affected employees. Lead concentrations ranged from undetectable to 0.02 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3), which were below the 0.2mg/m3 OSHA standard. Blood lead concentrations were within normal limits. All noise levels were within OSHA standards. The authors conclude that workers at this company are not exposed to toxic concentrations of lead fumes or lead dust via inhalation or ingestion. They recommend that surveillance practices be instituted, that workers be educated about dangers due to overexposure to lead, that eating, drinking and smoking be prohibited in the work area, and that personal hygiene be emphasized.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-76-75-340; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Lead-poisoning; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Inorganic-compounds; Work-environment; Blood-chemistry; Industrial-hygiene; Humans;
Author Keywords: lead fume; lead dust
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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