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Industrial Hygiene Report Walk-Through Survey of Meisel-Peskin, Brooklyn, New York, Report No. IWS-104-14.
NIOSH 1979 Mar:5 pages
Worker exposure to potential health hazards was studied at Meisel Peskin in Brooklyn, New York on December 21, 1978. Meisel Peskin was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH retrospective epidemiological survey of the fur dyeing industry (SIC-5137). The company employs about 185 production workers. No information on medical, health, or safety programs was presented. No potentially serious health hazards were identified during a brief walk through of the company facilities. The author concludes that there is little justification for any follow up industrial hygiene monitoring because of the limited usage of relatively innocuous materials in this company. Worker exposure to dyes appears to be limited to chemical handlers. Observations of fur handlers hands indicates total fixation of the dye to the fur. Little time is spent near the sawdust drumming operations where the highest exposure to sawdust may occur.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; IWS-104-14; Reproductive-system-disorders; Dyes; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene;
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Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities; Disease and Injury; Reproductive-system-disorders;
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH,Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-104-14, 5 pages
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