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Industrial Hygiene Survey at Westinghouse, Raleigh, North Carolina.
NIOSH 1976 Feb:4 pages
The Westinghouse electric meter production facility (SIC-3613) in Raleigh, North Carolina was surveyed from August 11 to 15, 1975. The one building facility employed 728 production workers and 430 management and staff personnel. The company employed a corporate industrial hygienist, a director of safety, a part time physician and two nurses. A safety policy committee met 2 or 3 times a year and foremen had safety enforcement responsibility in their areas. The company supplied safety glasses and gloves and employees bought safety shoes. Exhausts of paint fumes into room air, supply air to a spray booth taken from a painting area, and easily dislodged nozzles on an oil mist lubricator were noted as possible sources of exposure. Respirable dust concentrations ranged from 0.08 milligram per cubic meter (mg/CuM) dust. The concentrations did not exceed the standard for nuisance dust of 5mg/CuM. The authors recommend exterior discharge for all exhaust ventilation systems containing oil mist from trimming operations, intake of outside air for the metalizing operation, and adequate makeup air during cold weather. The authors conclude that the facility is in excellent condition from a health and safety standpoint.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Dust-analysis; Dust-exposure; Paints; IWS-30-16;
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NIOSH, Environmental Investigation Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 pages
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division