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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-22-732, Hermetic Aircraft Instrument Corp. 200 Marine Ave. Farmingdale, New York.
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
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.
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
7439-97-6; 8030-30-6; 110-54-3; 142-82-5
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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