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Walk-through survey report, ACF Industries, Amcar Division, Milton, Pennsylvania.
Levine MS; Whitman NE
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 74-62, 1979 Oct; :1-26
Worker exposures to paint materials were studied at ACF Industries, Amcar Division (SIC-3743) in Milton, Pennsylvania, on June 6, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational paint materials exposure. Approximately 12 of the employees at this facility were assigned to the painting operations that were surveyed. The company had a safety and industrial health program. Medical services were furnished by a part-time physician and one nurse per work shift. Personnel records provided demographic information, department assignments, and seniority listings. Approximately 2,000 gallons of paint were used per week, including zinc-chromate primers, and vinyl- alkyd finishes. The paint booth utilized an exhaust ventilation system, and all spray painters were equipped with air supplied respirators. The authors conclude that this workforce should be included in the NIOSH painting hazards survey.
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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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