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Walk-through survey report at Amana Refrigeration, Inc., Amana, IA.
Billings CE; Lazar C
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 74-60, 1979 Jul; :1-20
Worker exposure to paint materials were studied at Amana Refrigeration, Incorporated (SIC-3632) in Amana, Iowa, on February 14, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health hazards in the painting trade. Approximately 35 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the painting operations surveyed. The company had a formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were furnished by two consulting physicians and three nurses. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and absence reports. Some paint overspray release from the linear prime paint booth was noted, and solvent odors were detected in two Ransberg painting booths. The authors recommend that this workforce be considered for inclusion in the painting hazards survey, although they caution that an epidemiological or medical study would be hindered by the small number of painters, difficulties in locating previous workers, and the incompleteness of the company's records.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-7; Paints; Work-operations; Industrial-health-programs
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
IA; MD; OH
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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