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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-0574-2365, Crown, Cork, and Seal Company, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Donovan BA; Hoekstra EJ
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 93-0574-2365, 1993 Nov; :1-16
In response to a confidential employee request, a study was conducted on potential occupational exposures to several compounds as well as an evaluation of a possible excess of cancer deaths among employees at Crown, Cork, and Seal (SIC-3411) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Skin rashes, burning eyes and mucous membrane irritation had been reported by workers. The facility employed about 100 workers in the production of pop top cans. Air samples were analyzed for volatile organic compounds, calcium (7440702), and other elements. Fourteen workers with potential exposures to lime dust, paints, oils, and solvents were given medical examinations. Personnel records and the OSHA 200 Injury and Illness logs were reviewed. No exposures in excess of recommended standards were recognized. Over the previous 3 years, there were three cases of lung cancer and one renal cell carcinoma reported in employees. No relevant past exposure to potential occupational causative agents was found, and the distribution of cancer types was not unusual. The authors recommend that hand protection and local exhaust ventilation be used to reduce exposure to skin irritants.
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