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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-58-428, Steiger Tractor, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota, September, 1977.

Authors
Gunter-BJ; Ruhe-RL; Zey-J
Source
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 77-58-428, 1977 Sep; :1-12
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NIOSHTIC No.
00099462
Abstract
Xylene (1330207), toluene (108883), isopropanol (67630), 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556), petroleum-naphtha (8030306), iron-oxide (1309371), manganese (7439965), aluminum (7429905) and lead (7439921) exposures were investigated at Steiger Tractor, Incorporated, (SIC-3523), Fargo, North Dakota, on May 9 to 13, 1977. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers requested the investigation. Area and personal air sampling was conducted to detect welding and painting fumes in work areas employing 100 people. Medical and work histories were collected from 64 workers. Exposures to iron-oxide (1309371), lead-xylene, and isopropanol exceeded OSHA standards of 10.0, 0.2, 435.0, and 980.0 milligrams per cubic meter, respectively, for only a very low percentage of the total work force. Although these exposures were in excess of standards, no health hazard was suggested. Symptoms generally related to welding fumes and solvent overexposures were reported by 32 percent of the interviewed workers. Recommendations were made to improve the rim building's exhaust system, to increase maintenance of the welding ventilation, to provide respirators, and to change paint and sanding booth filters more frequently.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-58-428; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Farm-machinery; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-8; Industrial-factory-workers; Chemical-exposure; Industrial-processes; Humans; Air-contaminants; Air-sampling; Gases; Analytical-methods; Clinical-symptoms; Occupational-health-programs; Control-methods
CAS No.
1330-20-7; 108-88-3; 67-63-0; 71-55-6; 8030-30-6; 1309-37-1; 7439-96-5; 7429-90-5; 7439-92-1; 1309-37-1
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-137467
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-77-58-428
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3523
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
ND; OH
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