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