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Industrial hygiene survey report, Jaff Brothers Woodworks, Inc., Long Island City, New York.
Wallingford KM; Cooper TC; Topmiller JL
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 177-12, 1992 Jun; :1-47
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Jaff Brother Woodworks (SIC-2431), Long Island City, New York, in an effort to evaluate worker exposure to wood dust, organic vapors, formaldehyde (50000), and noise. The company is an architectural woodwork manufacturer that produces custom wood office interiors for commercial and institutional establishments. The results of the survey indicated that overall employee exposure to airborne dust, organic vapors, and formaldehyde were well controlled with local exhaust ventilation and were below the required limits. Hand sanding operations were not controlled with ventilation, however, and resulted in employee exposure to total dust which exceeded the recommended levels. Four woodworking machines were found to have defects in their local exhaust ventilation systems, adversely affecting dust control, and the negative pressure of the production areas relative to the outdoors indicated that the make up air provided was not sufficient for the exhaust.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-177-12; Region-2; Control-technology; Dust-control; Air-quality-control; Dust-inhalation; Dust-exposure; Wood-dusts; Woodworking-industry
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