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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-125-547, Amphenol Cadre, Longmont, Colorado, December, 1978.

Authors
Gunter BJ
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 77-125-547, 1978 Dec; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00101025
Abstract
Breathing zone concentrations of methyl ethyl ketone (78933) (MEK), toluene (108883), and xylene (1330207) and general room air concentrations of 4,4'-methylene bis (2-chloroaniline) (101144) (MOCA) and toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (26471625) (TDI) were measured at Amphenol Cadre (SIC-3694) in Longmont, Colorado on March 2 and April 20, 1978. An evaluation request was received from an authorized representative of the employees to evaluate the potential exposure of 20 employees to solvents and paint sprays used in the facility. TDI, MOCA, toluene and xylene concentrations were below laboratory limits of detection. Only one MEK sample exceeded the OSHA standard of 590 milligrams per cubic meter for an 8 hour time weighed average exposure. The authors conclude that a potential health hazard exists from exposures to MEK. They recommend that solvents be placed in safety dispensing cans, eating in the work area be prohibited, and appropriate warnings be placed in the area where MOCA is used.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-77-125-547; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Carcinogens; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-8; Toxicology; Solvents; Vapors; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Sanitation; Author Keywords: Electrical Wiring and Harnesses; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; MEK; Toluene; Xylene; 4,4'-Methylene Bis (2-Chloroaniline); MOCA; Toluene-2,4-Diisocyanate; TDI
CAS No.
78-93-3; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 101-14-4; 26471-62-5
Publication Date
19781201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143794
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-125-547
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3694
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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