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Technical assistance report no. TA-77-81, Package Machinery Company, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1978 Jul; :1-20
Personal breathing zone and area air samples were analyzed for toluene (108883), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933) (MEK), iron-oxide (1309371), manganese (7439965), chromium (7440473), chromic-acid (11115745), carbon-monoxide (630080), carbon-dioxide (124389), ozone (10028156), nitrogen-dioxide (10102440), welding fumes, silica (7631869), and nuisance dust at the Package Machinery Company (SIC- 3361) in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on November 17, 1977. Medical interviews were conducted with workers and ventilation systems were assessed. An unidentified individual requested the evaluation on behalf of about 400 production employees. All exposures were below environmental criteria and no job related illnesses were discovered. Ventilation was inadequate at the polishing wheels, dip tank, and chrome plating operation areas. They conclude that employees were not exposed to harmful concentrations of the tested chemicals at this facility. They recommend that proper ventilation be used, employee education regarding the use of respirators, written guidelines for respirator use, and the establishment of a materials safety data sheet file.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-1; TA-77-81; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Toxic-gases; Health-surveys
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