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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-87-159-1962, Harley Davidson Motor Company, Tomohawk, Wisconsin.
Stephenson RL; Sinks T; Tubbs RL; Hughes RT; Weiai W
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 87-159-1962, 1989 Apr; :1-33
In response to a request from a representative of the Allied Industrial Workers of America, a study was made of possible exposures to styrene (100425) and fibrous-glass (14808607), and reported respiratory symptoms at the Harley Davidson Motor Company Division (SIC-3751), Tomohawk, Wisconsin. The company employed 82 production workers, and two maintenance workers at this shop. Various fibrous glass and plastic reinforced motorcycle components were manufactured at the site. All measurements of acetone (67641) and styrene taken indicated that exposures were far below those suggested as exposure limits. Respiratory symptoms, which may have been linked to occupational exposures, were noted in two sanders. Measurements of noise exposure indicated that two thirds of the full shift noise exposures were in excess of the NIOSH recommended levels of 85 decibels-A. The authors conclude that overexposures to acetone or styrene did not occur at the time of the survey. The authors recommend specific measures to ameliorating potential health hazards and for bringing the noise levels into acceptable ranges.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HETA-87-159-1962; Region-5; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Noise-exposure; Airborne-particles; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Fiberglass-industry; Occupational-exposure; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Motorcycles; acetone; styrene; noise
100-42-5; 14808-60-7; 67-64-1
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