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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-406-1150, Simmons, U. S. A., Columbus, Ohio.

Authors
Zey JN; Boiano J
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 81-406-1150, 1982 Jul; :1-23
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NIOSHTIC No.
00127525
Abstract
Environmental sampling to assess employee exposure to cotton dust was conducted at Simmons, U.S.A. (SIC-2515) in Columbus, Ohio, on October 29 and November 30 through December 3, 1981. The evaluation was requested by management on behalf of 15 affected employees. The OSHA permissible exposure limit for cotton dust is 500 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3). Average concentrations detected ranged from 110 to 455microg/m3. The authors conclude that exposures do not exceed the present OSHA standard for cotton dust. They recommend repairs and replacements in processing machinery, enclosure of open dumpsters, a reduction of blowdown operations, the use of respirators for nonroutine activities, and modifications to work practices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Employee-exposure; Cotton-dust; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Dust-exposure; Ventilation-systems; Region-5; HETA-81-406-1150; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report
Publication Date
19820701
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-138056
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-406-1150
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2515
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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