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Walk Through Survey Report of G.M. Delco Battery Plant Jersey Avenue, New Burnswick, N.J.
NIOSH 1979 Oct:4 pages
Worker exposures to lead (7439921) were surveyed at the General Motors Delco Battery Company (SIC-3691) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on May 18, 1979. This company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health status of workers exposed to less than 300 micrograms per cubic meter of airborne lead and with blood lead concentrations below 80 micrograms per 100 milliliters. The facility employed 600 workers who manufacture 12 volt lead and calcium automobile batteries. Ventilation, laundry, and cleanup facilities were adequate. The medical department was maintained by a doctor and two nurses. Environmental and blood samples were collected routinely, and workers were removed from jobs if their blood lead concentration exceeded 70 micrograms per 100 milliliters. A reclamation area was isolated from production areas, and employees in this area were provided with respirators. The author recommends that this facility be included in the proposed NIOSH study.
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NIOSH, Center for Disease Control, Division for Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Industrial Hygiene Section, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 pages
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