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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health cooperative agreement, award No. 1 U01-OH-01249-01, final report.
NIOSH 1982 Dec; :1-177
A walk through survey and a followup on/site environmental and medical evaluation of potentially exposed workers were carried out at Hill Air Force Base (SIC-9711), Ogden, Utah. Followup on/site environmental and medical evaluations of potentially exposed workers were conducted at Koldaire, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. Past medical records at Hill Air Force Base and historical worker exposure information were deemed adequate to reconstruct probable exposures to hazardous materials during the performance of various work assignments at the base and to permit a morbidity study to be conducted. Research at the base was investigated. Major chemicals used at the base were listed. Human health effects and toxicology of organic solvents and chemicals were reviewed. Studies at Koldaire, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah, were prompted by a former employee who developed progressive neurologic illness which he attributed to exposures he encountered as a refrigeration serviceman. Possible exposures in this area of work include fluorocarbons, phosgene (75445), hydrogen-chloride (7647010), hydrogen-fluoride (7664393), welding fumes and cadmium (7440439). The investigation indicated his peripheral nerve disease was probably not related to hazardous exposures during his work. It was recommended that respirators be worn by refrigeration repairmen, that medical surveillance be performed yearly, and that eye protection be worn during welding and soldering operations.
NIOSH-Grant; Cleaning-compounds; Solvent-vapor-degreasing; Organic-solvents; Military-personnel; Morbidity-rates; Neuropathology; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Radiation-exposure; Welders
Family and Community Medicine University of Utah Rocky Mountain Ctr Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
75-44-5; 7647-01-0; 7664-39-3; 7440-43-9
Final Grant Report; Final Cooperative Agreement Report
NTIS Accession No.
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah, NIOSH Cooperative Agreement U01-OH-01249, 177 pages, 119 references
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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