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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-78-89-550, The Budd Company, Red Lion Plant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Chrostek-WJ
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 78-89-550, 1978 Dec; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00101029
Abstract
Employee exposures to iron-oxide (1309371), welding fumes, fluoride (7681494), hydrogen-chloride (7647010), and phosgene (75445) were determined at the Budd Company's (SIC-3714) Red Lion facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 31 and September 1, 1978. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee representative for an unspecified number of employees. Bulk samples of the cutting oil used in steel presses were also analyzed for nitrate (14797558) and nitrosamines. Some employees completed medical questionnaires. No nitrate or nitrosamine was detected in the cutting oil. No phosgene or fluorides were detected in the air samples. All hydrogen chloride concentrations measured were below the OSHA standard of 7 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). All iron-oxide fume measurements were below the OSHA standard of 10mg/m3. Workers reported breathing problems, eye and nose irritation, and dermatitis. The author recommends ventilation improvements.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-89-550; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Motor-vehicle-parts; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Welders; Work-practices; Standards; Clinical-symptoms; Control-methods; Author Keywords: Iron Oxide; Welding Fumes; Fluoride; Hydrogen Chloride; Phosgene; Welding of Auto Frames; Chlorinated Paraffin Oil; Skin, Eye and Throat Irritation
CAS No.
1309-37-1; 7681-49-4; 7647-01-0; 75-44-5; 14797-55-8
Publication Date
19781201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143125
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-89-550
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3714
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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