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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-78-99-562, Gaumman Flexible, Loudonville, 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, HHE 78-99-562, 1979 Feb; :1-11
Employee exposures to ammonia (7664417) in the Blueprint Reproduction Department of Gaumman Flexible (SIC-3743) in Loudonville, Ohio were evaluated on August 2, 1978. The evaluation was requested by the safety committee representative of Local 4781, United Steelworkers of America on behalf of seven potentially exposed employees. Amounts of ammonia detected ranged from 0.8 to 3.3 parts per million (ppm) for a time-weighted average (TWA). These values were far below the OSHA standard of 50ppm for an 8 hour TWA. Private interviews with employees revealed no adverse health effects from ammonia exposure. The investigator concludes that a health hazard to employees did not exist in the reproduction department. He recommends that ammonia be stored in a proper place away from eating areas, gloves and goggles be worn when handling ammonia, and ammonia containers be properly labeled. Recommendations for controlling ammonia exposure and other workplace hazards in other departments of the company also were given.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-99-562; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Air-samples; Toxic-materials; Employee-health; Protective-equipment; Sanitation; Author Keywords: Ammonia; Subassemblies; Bus Manufacturing
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