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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Adhesives and Graphics Division, Division of Borden Chemical, Borden, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

McCammon CS; Krishnan ER; Goodman RJ
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 157-14, 1986 Oct; :1-8
A walkthrough survey was conducted at the Borden Chemical facility of Borden, Inc. (SIC-2851, SIC-2893) in Cincinnati, Ohio, to investigate the potential for worker exposure to acrylates or methacrylates. The facility produces ultraviolet curable coatings and inks. Medical, safety, and industrial hygiene programs at the facility were investigated. Workers with probably direct exposure included those responsible for monitoring the coatings process area, chemists working primarily in the laboratory, technicians mixing and testing raw materials, quality control personnel and production operators and managers. Several cases of skin rash have been reported at the facility and these were attributed to exposure to the multifunctional acrylates. Safety meetings concerning the chemicals at the facility were held frequently in conjunction with the employee right to know laws. All employees were supplied with safety glasses, hard hats, and protective clothing of pants and shirts. Safety shoes were worn in the production areas. In addition the coating operators wore disposable coveralls. Scott air packs were used when cleaning up spills in the coatings area. Showers and changing areas were available. Based on the observations of this walk through survey, the authors considered no recommendations to be necessary at this time.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Adhesives; Chemical-industry-workers; Skin-sensitivity; Skin-irritants
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2851; 2893
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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