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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-83-127-1434, Ladish Malting Company, Jefferson Junction, Wisconsin.

Authors
Daniels-W; Orris-P; Kramkowski-RS
Source
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 83-127-1434, 1984 Mar; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00194762
Abstract
In response to a request from the Brewers and Maltsters, Local Union 53, an evaluation was undertaken of possible health hazards causing symptoms of respiratory irritation, fatigue, and neurological problems among employees in the quality control laboratory at the Ladish Malting Company (SIC-2084), Jefferson Junction, Wisconsin. The company malted barley for use in beer. Of the 41 employees known to have worked in the laboratory since 1970, 25 completed a questionnaire. Questionnaires were also completed by 29 (81%) of the current employees working in other areas of the facility. No detectable levels were found of sulfur-dioxide (7446095), sulfuric- acid (7664939), selenium (7782492), or 2,4-dinitrophenol (573568). Trace levels of mercury (7439976) were detected in four samples during a short, infrequently conducted, process. Low levels of total dust were detected in four samples, averaging 0.22mg/m3. The authors conclude that no occupationally related health problem was identified among these employees. The authors offer recommendations which related to laboratory operations and operations elsewhere in the facility.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-83-127-1434; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Air-sampling; Laboratory-workers; Food-processing-industry; Alcoholic-beverages;
CAS No.
7446-09-5; 7664-93-9; 7782-49-2; 573-56-8; 7439-97-6
Publication Date
19840301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-116558
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-83-127-1434
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2084
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WI; OH
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