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Walk-through survey report of the Arrow Shirt Company, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Elliott L
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 125-17, 1981 Jul; :1-12
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NIOSHTIC No.
00117550
Abstract
Worker exposures to formaldehyde (50000) were evaluated at the Arrow Shirt Company (SIC-2321), in Lewistown, Pennsylvania on February 18 and 19, 1981. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational formaldehyde exposure. Approximately 310 of the employees at the facility worked in the production areas surveyed. The company maintained a safety program although no formal industrial hygiene program was available. Medical services were provided by a local hospital and workers trained in first aid. Personnel records provided demographic information and absence reports. Personal breathing zone air samples contained from 0.15 to 0.30 part per million (ppm) of formaldehyde, below the OSHA standard of 3ppm for an 8 hour time weighted average. The author concludes that a potential for chronic low concentration exposure does exist at this facility, and recommends periodic personal air monitoring. This workforce should be considered for possible inclusion in the NIOSH study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Region-3; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Aldehydes; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Occupational-medicine
CAS No.
50-00-0
Publication Date
19810707
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-209586
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-125-17
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2321
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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