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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-207-786, Flathead Post and Pole Yard, Dixon, Montana.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-207-786, 1980 Dec; :1-6
General area air samples were analyzed and each work station was monitored for pentachlorophenol (87865) and tetrachlorophenol (25167833) and workers were interviewed using the standard non- specific questionnaire at Flathead Post and Pole Yard (SIC-2490) in Dixon, Montana, on September 10, 1980. The evaluation was requested by the management on behalf of an unspecified number of workers in the pentachlorophenol treating area. All general area air samples analyzed for pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol were below laboratory detection limits. No adverse health effects were observed among the workers. The authors conclude that no health hazard exists from exposure to pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol. However, there are safety and noise hazards. The authors recommend that smoking, eating, and drinking be prohibited in the work area, that workers wash their hands thoroughly before eating, smoking, or inhaling snuff, and that routine safety inspections be performed.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-207-786; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Herbicides; Air-sampling; Noise-pollution; Author Keywords: Miscellaneous Wood Products; pentachlorophenol; tetrachlorophenol; wood preserving
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