Walk-through survey report, Sline Industrial Painters/Monsanto Company, Texas City, Texas.
Matanoski GM; Lees PS
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
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.
NIOSH-Contract; Region-6; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Industrial-hygiene; Paint-industry
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland