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Industrial hygiene survey at Westinghouse, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Authors
Wolf F; Donaldson H
Source
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 30-16, 1976 Feb; :1-4
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NIOSHTIC No.
00111628
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Dust-analysis; Dust-exposure; Paints
Publication Date
19760203
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-151218
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-30-16
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3613
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NC; OH
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