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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report No. IWS-83-13, Hoover Universal, Inc., Greenville, Ohio.
NIOSH 1984 Apr:14 pages
A walk through survey was conducted at Hoover Universal, Incorporated (SIC-3717), Greenwich, Ohio, on January 23, 1984. The facility manufactured car seats, and head and arm rests by hot and cold processes utilizing toluene-diisocyanate (26471625) (TDI). TDI foam operations were inspected. Personnel records were available as the facility had been selected for inclusion in a NIOSH retrospective cohort mortality survey of TDI exposed workers. Previous sampling by OSHA showed that personal exposures on the most labor intensive line ranged from 0.040 to 0.140 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3). The OSHA standard for TDI exposure is 1600 hourly and 200 salaried employees. Medical records consisted primarily of records of brief preemployment physical examinations. Pulmonary function tests were conducted routinely only on employees who had filed workmens' compensation claims for TDI related lung problems. The authors conclude that on the basis of past exposure data and personnel records, the facility should be included in the NIOSH survey.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-study; Automotive-industry; Industrial-factory-workers; Industrial-hygiene; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Cyanates; Polyurethane-foams; Vinyl-plastics; IWS-83-13; Region-5;
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-83-13, 14 pages, 16 references
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