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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-461-1013, Girch Work Activities, La Junta, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-B
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 81-461-1013, 1981 Dec; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00121961
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for toluene (108883), and acetone (67641) at Girch Work Activities (SIC-7641) in La Junta, Colorado, September 18, 1981. The County Health Officer requested the evaluation on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Acetone concentrations ranged from 10 to 32 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/Cum), compared with the OSHA standard of 2400 mg/Cum. Toluene concentrations were in the range of 33 to 97 mg/Cum, below the OSHA standard 750 mg/Cum. The author concludes that while the sample analysis failed to demonstrate overexposures, a potential hazard did exist at this facility due to inadequate ventilation and the close contact of the workers with the chemicals. He recommends the installation of local exhaust ventilation systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-461-1013; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Organic-solvents; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Reupholstery and Furniture Repair; Acetone; Toluene; Furniture Stripping
CAS No.
108-88-3; 67-64-1
Publication Date
19811201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-185943
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-461-1013
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7641
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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