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Walk-through survey report at Geo. Moser Leather Company, Inc., New Albany, Indiana.

Authors
Wallingford K; Tanaka S
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 132-15., 1981 Aug; :1-11
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NIOSHTIC No.
00195620
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Tanning-industry; Leather-industry; Skin-disorders; Leather-workers; Acid-mists
CAS No.
7664-41-7
Publication Date
19810831
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-131565
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-132-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3111
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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