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Industry, Process, and Use Data for In-House Criteria Document. Part 6. Cutting, Drawing, Lubricating, and Quenching Oil Mists.
NIOSH 1976 Sep:423 pages
Currently available literature pertinent to cutting, drawing, lubricating, and quenching oil mists is surveyed. Based on information obtained from technical papers, the topics of industrial operations, processes, and controls involved in manufacture and usage of these industrial oils are examined. The authors note that cutting fluids are thought to be the most common cause of industrial dermatitis, oil mist exposures cause few cases of inhalation illness, and exposures to oil mists of insoluble oils used in machine operations are apparently not harmful to the respiratory tract.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0142; Lubricants; Skin-disorders; Contact-dermatitis; Cutting-oils; Oil-mists; Worker-health;
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 423 pages, 93 references
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division