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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report on organophosphorus exposures at Michigan Casting Center, Ford Motor Company, Flat Rock, Michigan.

Authors
Zumwalde R
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 89-13, 1981 May; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00115398
Abstract
Worker exposures to organophosphorus compounds were surveyed at the Michigan Casting Center (SIC-3465) Ford Motor Company in Flat Rock, Michigan on March 14, 1980. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the neurological effects of occupational organophosphorus compounds exposure. Approximately 500 of the 2,400 employees at the facility were assigned the molding department surveyed. The company maintained a safety and industrial hygiene program. Medical services were provided by two full time physicians, several nurses and workers trained in first aid. Airborne concentrations of organophosphate esters ranged from 0.028 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) at the hydraulic system pump station to 0.024 mg/m3 at the hydraulic fluid storage facility. These concentrations were well below OSHA standard of 3.0 mg/m3. The author concludes that this workforce should not be included in the organophosphorus compounds hazard survey because of the small number of workers who are potentially exposed to these compounds.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Automotive-industry
Publication Date
19810522
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-157108
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-89-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3465
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI; OH
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