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Health hazard evlauation report: HETA-81-115-967, CF and I Steel Corporation, Pueblo, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BT
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 81-115-967, 1981 Oct; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00119692
Abstract
Breathing zone and environmental air samples were analyzed for calcium-oxide (1305788) at the CF and I Steel Corporation (SIC-3315) in Pueblo, Colorado, on March 18, 1981. A representative of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 2102, requested the evaluation on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Calcium-oxide concentrations ranged from 0.8 to 5.8 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cum), compared with the OSHA standard of 5.0mg/cum. Interviews with workers revealed that the only consistent complaint was irritation of the nose and throat. The author concludes that a potential health hazard exists from exposure to calcium-oxide. They recommend the prohibition of eating, drinking and smoking in the work area, good personal hygiene, periodic medical examination for all affected workers, and continuance of dust vacuuming practices
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-115-967; Health-survey; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Metal-workers; Industrial-hygiene; Air-sampling; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Blast Furnaces, Steel Works, and Rolling and Finishing Mills/Steel Wire Drawing and Steel Nails and Spikes; Calcium Oxide; Lime Dust; Wire Mill
CAS No.
1305-78-8
Publication Date
19811001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-158691
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-115-967
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3315
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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