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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-22-732, Hermetic Aircraft Instrument Corp. 200 Marine Ave. Farmingdale, New York.

Authors
Fannick N
Source
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 78-22-732, 1980 Aug; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00103565
Abstract
Environmental surveys were conducted on March 15 and October 24, 1978, to evaluate employee exposure to mercury (7439976) vapor and to solvent vapors of naphtha (8030306) hexane (110543) and heptane (142825) at the Hermetic Aircraft Instrument Corporation (SIC-3728) in Farmingdale, New York. The evaluation was requested by a representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District number 15, on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. No mercury vapor was detected in the breathing zones of the workers. Airborne concentrations of solvent vapors ranges from 130 to 275 parts per million (ppm), below the OSHA standard of 500 ppm. The author concludes that no hazard from exposure to mercury or solvent vapors existed at the time of survey. Care should be taken while spraying aircraft parts, exhaust fans should be in operation while spraying is in progress, the exposure time of spraying operations should be limited to less than 4 hours per day, and the work benches should be treated with a mercury absorption compound.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-22-732; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Health-surveys; Solvents; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Worker-health; Industrial-hygiene; Safety-measures; Author Keywords: Mercury Vapor; Altimeter Testing; Solvent Vapors; Naphtha
CAS No.
7439-97-6; 8030-30-6; 110-54-3; 142-82-5
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-167835
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
HHE-78-22-732
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3728
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
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