Walk-Through Survey Report at Union Tank Car Company Whiting, Indiana.
NIOSH 1979 Nov:24 pages
Worker exposures to paint materials were studied at the Union Tank Car Company (SIC-3743) in Whiting, Indiana, on February 6, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational paint materials exposure. Approximately 21 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 a local clinic and employees trained in first-aid. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. Exterior tank painting was performed in a Bink water wash spray booth which provided downflow air from the top and sides. Ventilation volume appeared to be low. Respirators were used by painters for interior tank painting. The authors conclude that this workforce is probably not appropriate for the painting hazard survey due to the planned closing of the facility. However, they recommend that the new facility be considered for inclusion in the survey.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Paints; Industrial-health-programs; IWS-74-20;
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NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland