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Walk-through survey report: General Electric - Chicago Manufacturing Operation, Chicago, Illinois.
Billings CE; Moore RM Jr.
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 74-65, 1980 May; :1-9
A walk through survey was conducted at General Electric Company/Chicago Manufacturing Operation to determine if the site was suitable for inclusion in an in depth survey of appliance industry associated health hazards to painters. The facility was composed of five manufacturing, administrative, and warehouse buildings covering approximately 100 acres; home laundry machines, electric ranges, and refrigerators were produced in three facilities. The workforce numbered about 2,800; 25 of the workers were painters. Descriptions of the manufacturing processes and painting operations were provided, along with details regarding the maintenance of personnel and medical records. Engineering controls of paint associated hazards were described, including downflow and crossflow ventilation; paint storage, mixing, and dispensing; and exhaust systems. The facility had a well developed safety and industrial hygiene program. The authors conclude that while the population of painters at the facility is small, the site could be studied from industrial hygiene and epidemiological points of view, and is considered suitable for possible inclusion in the final survey.
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; NIOSH-Contract; Industrial-environment; Painting; Work-operations; Workplace-studies; Electrical-industry; Air-quality-control
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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