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Walk-Through Survey Report at Geo. Moser Leather Company, Inc., New Albany, Indiana, Report No. IWS-132-15.
NIOSH 1981 Aug:11 pages
A visit was made to the Geo. Moser Leather Company (SIC-3111), New Albany, Indiana, to conduct a walk through industrial hygiene/medical survey of a vegetable tannery. This tannery began production in the 1800's and employed about 80 production and administrative workers at the time of the survey. All of the hides used were from domestic sources and were preserved by brine curing prior to receipt at the tannery. There were primarily three types of finished leather produced at this site including skirting leather and bridle leather which were usually vegetable tanned, and chrome/retan leather which was chrome tanned with a vegetable retan. Medical, industrial hygiene and safety programs were evaluated. A walk through medical evaluation concerning dermatological problems was conducted. A few compounds with distinctive odors such as ammonia (7664417) and acids were noted during the walk through visit. The authors recommend that the hot pipes in the chrome salt mixing area should be insulated to prevent burns to the workers in that area.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-132-15; Region-5; Tanning-industry; Leather-industry; Skin-disorders; Leather-workers; Acid-mists;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-132-15, 11 pages, 10 references
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