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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-83-532, Norton Company, Plastics and Synthetics Division, Akron, Ohio.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1978 Oct; :1-14
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on August 2 and 3, 1977, to evaluate employee exposures to cyclohexanone (108941), acetic acid (64197), and methyl 2-cyanoacrylate (137053) (Eastman 910) in the Fabrication Department, Plastics and Synthetics Division of the Norton Company (SIC-3079) in Akron, Ohio. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Rubber Workers, Local 731, on behalf of approximately 37 affected employees. Time weighted average (TWA) concentrations of cyclohexanone ranged from 2 to 4 parts per million (ppm), which was below the 50ppm OSHA standard. All samples for acetic acid and methyl 2-cyanoacrylate were below detection limits. The author concludes that employee exposures are within acceptable limits, although the potential for an occasional short duration overexposure to cyclohexanone does exist, and recommends that the dilution ventilation system in the fabrication room be redesigned and improved, clean rags be used to mop up spills and placed in closed containers, liquid transfers be performed in well ventilated areas, all symptoms from exposures be immediately reported to supervisors, and supervisors be knowledgeable of the proper handling of accidental skin bonds.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-83-532; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Solvents; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Ketones; Vapors; Air-contamination; Industrial-exposure; Clinical-symptoms; Air-flow; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: Headache; Fatigue; Eye or Sinus Irritation; Cyclohexanone
108-94-1; 64-19-7; 137-05-3
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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