Walk-through survey report at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation a subsidiary of the Manitowoc Co., Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Levine MS; Schott D
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 74-47, 1979 Jul; :1-17
Worker exposures to paint materials were studied at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation (SIC-3731) in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on December 13, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational paint materials exposure. Approximately 80 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the painting operations that were surveyed. The company had a safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were furnished by one part-time physician and five nurses. Personnel records provided demographic information, and seniority rankings. Exposure engineering controls were minimal because most painting operations were performed outdoors. Chlorinated rubber primer, alkyd primer, chlorinated rubber enamel, and alkyd enamel comprised the painting materials used at this facility. The authors conclude that this workforce merits consideration for inclusion in proposed NIOSH survey due to the large amounts of paint used and the availability of medical records.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Paints; Work-operations; Industrial-health-programs
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland