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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-425-1124, Electrodyne Company, Batavia, Ohio.
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 81-425-1124, 1982 Jun; :1-12
Employee exposure to lead (7439921) at the Electrodyne Company (SIC- 3499) in Batavia, Ohio was investigated. The survey request came from the Vice President of the company who was concerned that 20 employees involved in the production of a millable magnetic material were dangerously exposed to airborne lead. An OSHA survey had found measured airborne lead concentrations above their permissible value of 50 micrograms per cubic meter. In addition, management requested assistance in designing and evaluating controls for reducing lead exposure. Environmental measurements of lead and particulates conducted on August 12, 1981 showed lead concentrations from 9 to 460 micrograms per cubic meter. On January 12, 1982, after installation of exhaust hoods at the suggestion of NIOSH, lead concentrations ranged from 22 to 800 micrograms per cubic meter. The author concludes that neither general exhaust ventilation nor limited local exhaust ventilation were sufficient to reduce airborne concentrations of total particulates to below the recommended criteria of 10 milligrams per cubic meter. The authors suggest that additional local exhaust ventilation and administrative controls be installed.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Industrial-ventilation; Lead-poisoning; Control-technology; Particulates; HETA-81-425-1124; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Region-5; Author Keywords: lead; dust; ferrite; ventilation
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