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Walk-through survey report, Grove Manufacturing Company, a division of Walter Kidde and Co., Inc., Shady Grove, Pennsylvania 17256.
Levine MS; Reichenbach GS
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 74-64, 1979 Nov; :1-20
Worker exposures to airborne contaminants from paint were examined at Grove Manufacturing Company (SIC-3531) in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, on January 18, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an in-depth NIOSH survey of health hazards to painters. Approximately 42 of the 3000 employees were painters. There was no formal industrial hygiene program. There was a medical department staffed by four nurses and one physician. There was a medical and safety program and personal protective equipment was required depending on job requirements and location. Personnel records contained personal, salary, and employment history data. A preplacement physical examination was required and medical records of daily logs for sick call and physician's notes were kept. An airflow system was installed in the paint booths. The authors conclude that the company would be suitable for an industrial engineering study, but due to the small number of painters, the high turnover rate, and records, the workforce is not suitable for further study. They recommend that this facility be considered for inclusion in an in-depth study.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Painting-industry
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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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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