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Walk-Through Survey Report of Arrow Shirt Company, Atlanta, Georgia.
NIOSH 1980 Nov:17 pages
Worker exposures to formaldehyde (50000) were determined at the Arrow Shirt Company (SIC-2321) in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 14 and 15, 1980. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of formaldehyde carcinogenicity. There were approximately 1,000 workers at the facility, of which 916 were production workers. The company had a formal safety program but did not provide a formal industrial hygiene program. The company employed a licensed nurse for first aid and emergency treatment. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. Breathing zone charcoal tube samples contained 0.74 to 2.52 parts per million (ppm) of formaldehyde. Samples taken with an impinger ranged from 0.94 to 2.07ppm. The OSHA standard for formaldehyde is 3ppm for an 8 hour time weighted average. The author concludes that the workers in this facility would probably be suitable for inclusion in the NIOSH carcinogenicity study.
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NIOSH, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Industry Wide Studies Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 17 pages
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