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Walk-through survey report, American Airlines, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Matanoski G; Billings C; Levine M; Stockwell H; Lees P
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 074-16, 1978 Dec; :1-12
A walk through survey was conducted at the American Airlines, Inc. facility located in Tulsa, Oklahoma to determine whether this site would be suitable for inclusion in an in depth epidemiological, industrial hygiene, and medical study of health hazards in the painting trades. The facility consisted of five large hangar buildings, a turbine overhaul building, and an administration building. Depending on the extent of overhaul or repair required, aircraft were assigned to different repair docks. There were four major areas: small parts paint shop, landing gear paint shop, repair docks, and contract aircraft. The authors conclude that the relatively small amount of painting carried out at this site and very limited worker exposure made the American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Center at Tulsa a poor site for an industrial hygiene survey. However, in spite of the small number of painters available the remarkably complete data system as well as the exposure to polyurethane paint systems made this maintenance base an ideal candidate for further study.
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; NIOSH-Contract; Painters; Maintenance-workers; Aircraft-parts-and-auxiliary-equipment; Occupational-exposure
Field Studies; Industry Wide
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OK; MD; OH
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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