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HHE determination report no. HHE-80-29-741, Storage Technology Corporation, Louisville, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-29-741, 1980 Sep; :1-11
Environmental and medical surveys were conducted on February 4, 1980, to evaluate potential exposures to methylene-bisphenyl- isocyanate (101688) (MDI), N-methyldicyclohexylamine (7560830) (MCHA), and diethylene-glycol-monoethyl-ether (111900) (DGME) at the Boulder and Broomfield, Colorado facilities of Storage Technology Corporation (SIC-3670) of Louisville, Colorado. The evaluation was requested by company management on behalf of the approximately 12 affected employees. All breathing zone and general room air samples for MDI, MCHA, and DGME were below the detection limits. The medical survey revealed reports of eye, throat, and respiratory irritations. One employee had abnormal pre- and postshift pulmonary function tests. The author concludes that a health hazard did not exist at the time of this survey. He recommends that respiratory effects and sensitization from exposures be monitored through periodic examinations, that periodic air monitoring be conducted, and that smoking, eating, and drinking be prohibited in the work area.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-29-741; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Health-surveys; Medical-monitoring; Chemical-groups; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hygiene; Worker-health; Safety-measures; Author Keywords: polyurethane foam; methylene bisphenyl isocyanate; methyldicyclohexylamine; diethylene glycol monoethyl ether
101-68-8; 7560-83-0; 111-90-0
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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