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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-86-034-1712, C F and I Steel, Pueblo, 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 86-034-1712, 1986 Jul; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
00163589
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-86-034-1712; Region-8; Electrochemistry; Foundries; Foundry-workers; Fiberglass-industry; Steel-foundries; Steelworkers; Steel-industry; Phenols; Phenolic-compounds; Hazards-Unconfirmed;
CAS No.
108-95-2; 14464-46-1; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
19860701
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
PB87-117016
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-86-034-1712
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3313; 3321
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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