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Walk-through survey report at the Boeing Company Plant 2, Seattle, Washington.
Matanoski GM; Billing CE; Stockwell H; 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 74-17, 1979 Oct; :1-37
Worker exposures to paint materials were studied at the Boeing Company (SIC-5088) in Seattle, Washington, from August 23 to 24, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational paint materials exposure. The number of employees assigned to the painting operations at this facility was not specified. Medical services were furnished by 17 physicians, 8 of whom were employed on a part- time basis, operating from four major company clinics. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. The company had a safety and industrial health program. Most exposure engineering controls appeared satisfactory and painters had access to respiratory protective devices and personal protective equipment. The authors conclude that this workforce merits considerations for inclusion in the painting hazards survey because of the availability of in depth personnel records.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-10; Paints; Work-operations; Industrial-health-programs
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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