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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-218-848, Ford Motor Company, San Jose, California.
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 80-218-848, 1981 Apr; :1-10
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for diacetone- alcohol (123422), butylacetate (123864), xylene (1330207), toluene (108883), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), acetone (67641), and dichloromethane (75092), welding fumes, manganese (7439965), chromium (7440473), copper (7440508), arsenic (7440382), and lead (7439921) at the Ford Motor Company (SIC-3710), in San Jose, California, during June and July, 1980. Ventilation systems were also evaluated. An authorized representative of the Ford Motor Company requested the evaluation on behalf of an unspecified number of workers in the fine wire weld booth, the lead application area, and the oil house and paint mixing area. No samples for any of the tested substances exceeded relevant OSHA standards. A few workers in the oil house had dermatological disorders on the arms and face. Ventilation systems appeared adequate. The author concludes that a health hazard to airborne chemicals does not exist at this facility, although some workers in the oil house have chemical related skin irritations. He recommends that workers in the oil house be provided with gloves and barrier or protective creams.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-218-848; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-9; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Industrial-hygiene; Skin-disorders; Author Keywords: Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment; Passenger Cars and Commercial Trucks; Auto Body Paints; Fine Wire Welding and Lead Application; Diacetone Alcohol; Butylacetate; Xylene; Toluene; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; Acetone; Dichloromethane; Total Welding Fumes; Manganese; Chromium; Copper; Arsenic; Lead; Dermatological Sensitivity
123-42-2; 123-86-4; 1330-20-7; 108-88-3; 78-93-3; 67-64-1; 75-09-2; 7439-96-5; 7440-47-3; 7440-50-8; 7440-38-2; 7439-92-1
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