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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-015-898, Bradford Western Corporation, Arvada, Colorado.

Authors
Thoburn TW; Gunter BJ
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, HETA 81-015-898, 1981 Jun; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00119689
Abstract
Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for titanium- dioxide (13463677), xylene (1330207), n-butanol (71363), and 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556) at the Bradford Western Corporation (SIC- 3444), in Arvada, Colorado, on March 17, 1981. Medical interviews were also conducted with workers. An employee from a company in an adjacent warehouse requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately four workers. No titanium-dioxide was detected. Xylene concentrations ranged from 0.45 to 0.64 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cum), compared with the OSHA standard of 435mg/cum, while 1,1,1-trichloroethane concentrations ranged from 0.54 to 1.62mg/cum, considerably less than the OSHA standard of 1900mg/cum. No n- butanol was detected. The authors conclude that a health hazard from the tested chemicals did not exist. They recommend that the employer brief employees on any new chemicals introduced into the assembly process, and reassess the ventilation system if any new raw materials are used.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-015-898; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Chemical-industry-workers; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report
CAS No.
13463-67-7; 1330-20-7; 71-36-3; 71-55-6
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-258112
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-015-898
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3444
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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