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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-84-286-1512, Stanley Aviation Corporation, Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter BJ
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 84-286-1512, 1984 Sep; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
00146779
Abstract
Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for lead (7439921), chromium (7440473), and grinding dust at Stanley Aviation Corporation (SIC-3471), Denver, Colorado, in May, 1984. Eight hour time weighted average (TWA) sound level measurements were also made. The evaluation was requested by the company management to evaluate occupational exposures to noise, grinding dust, and lead. An unspecified number of employees were interviewed. All air samples taken for lead, chromium, and dust analysis were below the relevant standards. TWA noise level values were 85 to 93.6 A-weighted decibels (dBA). The OSHA standard for 8 hour TWA noise exposure is 90dBA. The employees did not indicate any health problems. All employees were wearing adequate hearing protective devices and were given annual audiometric examinations. The author concludes that a health hazard due to excessive noise exists at the facility. He recommends that workers remove themselves from the vicinity of the milling and grinding machines when they are not operating them. A variety of hearing protective devices, including ear muffs and plugs, should be provided so that the workers will be more inclined to wear them.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Confirmed; Aircraft-parts-and-auxiliary-equipment; Region-8; Industrial-dusts; Heavy-metals; Dust-analysis; Respirable-dust; HETA-84-286-1512; Author Keywords: Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring; Electroplating; Anodizing; Noise; Chromium; Lead
CAS No.
7439-92-1; 7440-47-3
Publication Date
19840901
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-220283
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-84-286-1512
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3471
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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