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Walk-through survey report, John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Illinois 61244.

Authors
Matanoski GM; Billings CE; Whitman NE
Source
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 74-21, 1979 Jul; :1-17
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00111204
Abstract
Health hazards to workers in painting operations were surveyed at John Deere Harvester Works (SIC-3523) in Moline, Illinois, on October 11, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH investigation of health hazards in the painting trades. About 250 employees were exposed to the spray paint operations. The company had a formal industrial hygiene and safety program, a safety director, and a manager of industrial hygiene. The company employed three full-time and one part-time physician, and four nurses. Personnel records included demographic information, job assignments, and personal information. Medical records were kept for each absence. A respirator training program and a blood lead monitoring program were maintained. While ventilation was satisfactory in most areas, there were some areas where tempered air was not provided. The authors conclude that the facility seems suitable for inclusion in the NIOSH survey. They recommend checking the ventilation in the winter when the building is closed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Painting-industry
Publication Date
19790725
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-150293
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-74-21; Contract-210-77-0096
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3523
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; MD; OH
Performing Organization
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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