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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-88-268-L1980, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Malden, Missouri.
Daniels-W; Deng-JF; Lee-S
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 88-268-L1980, 1989 Jul; :1-10
In response to a request from a representative of the International Molders and Allied Workers Union, Local 43, a study was undertaken of working conditions at the Federal-Mogul Corporation, Malden, Missouri. The company produced pistons, primarily for use in automobiles. Particular concern was voiced about the Finishing Department where machining and tin plating of the pistons was accomplished. Altogether, 152 workers were employed in this department over three shifts. Pistons were composed of an aluminum alloy and were machined to their final tolerances in this department. Engineering controls included splash guards, general ventilation and local exhaust ventilation at individual machines. The tin plating line, also in this department, deposited a thin layer of tin onto the pistons. Engineering controls here include local exhaust ventilation and bath enclosures. Airborne concentrations of the metal working fluids were well below environmental evaluation criterion for oil mist. Exposures to tin (7440315) and sodium-hydroxide (1310732) at the tin plating area were likewise below the recommended levels. Dermatitis continued to be a problem among some workers in machining operations.
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