Walk-through survey report, Streater Division of Litton Business Systems Group, Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Billings CE; Stockwell H
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 74-25, 1979 Jul; :1-43
Health hazards to painters in the metal furniture industry were determined at Streater Division of Litton Business Systems Group (SIC-2514), on November 15, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an in-depth NIOSH health survey of painters in the metal furniture industry. Approximately 60 of the employees were assigned to the painting operations. The company had a formal industrial hygiene and safety program directed by the superintendent of maintenance. Medical services were provided by a local clinic and hospital. Some workers were trained in first-aid. Personnel records provided personal, payroll, and job status information. There were potential exposures to paint components on some of the paint lines and in the paint booth. The authors conclude that the facility would not be suitable for evaluation of painting hazards, but they recommend its inclusion in the final study for the technology and hazards associated with high solids paint application and effectiveness of controls.
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
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland