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Walk-through survey report at Middlesboro Tanning Company, Middlesboro, Kentucky.

Authors
Wallingford K; Smith B
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, IWS 132-14, 1981 Aug; :1-12
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NIOSHTIC No.
00195586
Abstract
A walk through survey was made at the Middlesboro Tanning Company (SIC-3111), Middlesboro, Kentucky for the purpose of monitoring exposures to hazardous materials during the operations of the company. This company employed 363 production and administrative workers. The company processed mainly steer hides and a few cow hides. All the hides used were from domestic sources and were preserved by brine curing prior to receipt by the tannery. Primarily six types of finished leather were produced: sole, heel, craft, and welting leather which were usually vegetable tanned, and shoe upper and mechanical leathers which were chrome tanned. Potential exposures and controls used were determined. Industrial hygiene measurements were not taken, but a few compounds with distinctive odors were present on the day of the survey, including ammonia (7664417) and acids. The authors recommend that actual measurements be taken to determine the effectiveness of the control methods in place at this location.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Tanning-industry; Acid-mists; Skin-exposure; Air-quality-monitoring
CAS No.
7664-41-7
Publication Date
19810831
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-132647
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-132-14
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3111
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; OH
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