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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-77-51-502, Martin Marietta Aerospace, Orlando, Florida.
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 77-51-502, 1978 Jul; :1-11
A walk through survey and private interviews were conducted on April 25 and 26, 1977, to evaluate potential occupational exposure to toxic substances, ultraviolet light, and safety hazards in the Automatic Soldering and Conformal Coating Room and Printed Circuit Detail Area at the Orlando Division of Martin Marietta Aerospace (SIC-3761) in Orlando, Florida. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee representative on behalf of the approximately 50 affected employees. Violations of OSHA safety standards were observed in the soldering and coating room, and included the improper storage, handling, disposal, and labeling of flammable and combustible materials, and insufficient ventilation rates for laboratory hoods or spray booths. Violations were in the electroplating shop included poor accessibility to the eye wash and emergency shower, smoking in the vapor degreaser area, and inadequate use of protective equipment. The author concludes that potential hazards exist due to these violations. The author recommends that exhaust ventilation systems be installed where indicated, that flux remover be stored in closed containers and used under well ventilated conditions, that skin contact with epoxy resins be prevented with clean protective clothing and good personal hygiene, and that exposure to ultraviolet light be controlled and minimized.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-51-502; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-4; Nonionizing-radiation; Work-practices; Control-methods; Materials-handling; Humans; Author Keywords: Epoxy Resins; Perchloroethylene; Hydrofluoric Acid; Soldering; Degreaser
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