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Walk-through survey report at Carolina Comfort Furniture Company, North Hickory, North Carolina.
Matanoski GM; Levine MS; Billings CE; Lees PJ
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 74-14, 1979 Aug; :1-5
Worker practices and records were determined at Carolina Comfort Furniture Company (SIC-2512) in North Hickory, North Carolina, on July 26, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational paint exposure. Approximately 10 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the painting and finishing operations that were surveyed. The company had no formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were furnished by a local clinic. Personnel records provided only a list of employees with their names, social security numbers, and birthdates. Spray booths were used and were adequate. The authors conclude that this workforce should not be included in a painting industry survey because of the small number of painters employed and their limited exposure to painting materials.
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