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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-165-907, International Harvester, Truck Engineering and Design Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
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 80-165-907, 1981 Jun; :1-15
Worker exposures to wood dusts, resins, and solvents were surveyed on February 3 and 4, 1981 at the International Harvester Truck Engineering and Design Center (SIC-3999) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The evaluation was requested by a representative of the Society of Engineering Employees Union on behalf of 17 styling department workers who reported skin and eye irritations. Bulk samples and area and personal air samples were collected, and the ventilation system was evaluated. Exposures to various solvents, bisphenol-A (80057) and its diglycidyl-ether, wood dusts, and cured resin particulates were all within acceptable limits. Ventilation was not adequate in controlling cured resin dusts generated during the use of hand held grinders. Several work practice deficiencies were identified. The author concludes that no hazardous exposures exist at this facility, however recommendations are included for improved workplace hygiene, personal hygiene, work practices, ventilation, and medical monitoring.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-165-907; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Skin-disorders; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Work-practices; Industrial-hazards; Control-methods; Author Keywords: Manufacturing Industries, Not Elsewhere Classified; styrene; acetone; methyl ethyl ketone; toluene; 1,1,1,-trichloroethane; methyl isobutylketone; ethyl acetate; n-butyl acetate; cellosolve acetate; bisphenol A; diglycidyl ether of bisphinol A; wood dust; cured resin particulates; nuisance dust
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