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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-86-034-1712, C F and I Steel, Pueblo, Colorado.
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 86-034-1712, 1986 Jul; :1-9
In response to a request from management at the C-F-and-I Steel Facility, (SIC-3313, SIC-3321), Pueblo, Colorado, an evaluation was made of occupational exposures to phenol (108952), crystalline silica, total particulate, and fiber glass particulates. General room air samples for phenol showed levels to be 0.04 to 0.20 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). Cristobalite (14464461) concentrations were below laboratory detection limits. Quartz (14808607) levels, when detectable, ranged from 0.05 to 0.06 mg/m3. Total particulates were 0.07 to 0.59 mg/m3. Fiberglass samples were below the detection limits. Interviews with workers did not indicate any complaints that appeared to be work related. The respirator program in the electric arc furnace, and in the foundry appeared to meet the OSHA requirements. The author concludes that a health hazard from exposures to quartz, cristobalite, total particulate, phenol and fiberglass did not exist at the time of the survey. It was recommended that compliance with the respiratory protection program be continued and that all workers be advised on all chemicals used in the foundry and the electric arc furnace, with particular concern given to their toxicity.
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