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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-127-516, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, Akron, Ohio, August 1978.
Kominsky JR; Rinsky R; Stroman R
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 77-127-516, 1978 Aug; :1-35
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on March 28 and 29, 1978 to evaluate exposure to various paints and solvents by spray painters in Departments 541 and 661, at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation (SIC-3728) in Akron, Ohio. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local Number 856, on behalf of 22 affected employees. Environmental samples indicated airborne chromium(VI) (7440473) concentrations in excess of the 100 micrograms per cubic meter OSHA standard. None of the other test chemicals exceeded their respective environmental criteria. The medical surveys did not reveal conclusive evidence of exposure related symptoms. The authors conclude that the production spray painters in Department 661 are exposed to toxic concentrations of carcinogenic chromium(VI) as zinc-chromate (13530659). They recommend that existing environmental and medical surveillance programs be revised, that a respiratory protection program be provided and maintained until engineering controls are instituted, and that existing work practices and procedures be reviewed.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-127-516; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Carcinogens; Heavy-metals; Toxic-materials; Paint-spraying; Air-sampling; Solvents; Paint-primers; Air-pollutants; Occupational-exposure; Environmental-engineering; Respiratory-protection; Unions; Humans; Author Keywords: spray painters; chromium (VI); zinc chromate
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