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Walk-through survey report, Sline Industrial Painters/Monsanto Company, Texas City, Texas.

Authors
Matanoski GM; Lees PS
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 074-70, 1980 Jun; :1-7
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NIOSHTIC No.
00113357
Abstract
Health hazards were determined at Sline Industrial Painters (SIC- 1721), contractors to the Monsanto Company in Texas City, Texas, on October 2, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an in depth epidemiological, industrial hygiene, and medical study of health hazards in the painting trades. The company employed 15 to 30 painters who typically painted the interior and exterior of large storage tanks, the exterior of process equipment, and the exteriors of piping and pipe racks. After surface preparation, materials for painting usually received one coat of an inorganic zinc primer and two coats of an epoxy topcoat. Solvents for paint thinning and cleanup were used. Most paint was applied using spray methods. Respiratory protective devices were required. The author concludes that it would be feasible to study the painters using union records, but company records would be inadequate. An industrial hygiene study of this company probably would be inconclusive.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Region-6; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Industrial-hygiene; Paint-industry
Publication Date
19800606
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-102277
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-074-70; Contract-210-77-0096
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
1721
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; MD; OH
Performing Organization
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Page last reviewed: September 11, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division