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Walk-through survey report at Henredon, Furniture Industries, Inc., Morganton, North Carolina.
Matanoski GM; O'Toole J; Lees P
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 74-14-10; 1978 Aug; :1-10
A walk-through survey was conducted at Henredon Furniture Industries, Incorporated (SIC-2512) in Morganton, North Carolina, on August 2, 1978, to determine whether this site would be suitable for inclusion in an epidemiological, industrial hygiene and medical survey of health hazards in the painting trades. The facility employed 785 workers, 110 of whom worked in finishing operations. An industrial nurse was present at the facility. Preemployment physicals were not required but audiometric examinations were given to employees. Splinters and contusions were the most common accidents. The company had a safety program and committee but no industrial hygiene program. Spraying operations were conducted in spray booths. Clear lacquers, pigmented lacquers, glazes, stains and sealers were used. Large quantities of finishing materials were used on a continuous basis. The authors recommend this facility for further industrial hygiene, epidemiologic and medical surveys.
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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