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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-93-1082-2567, IMI Cash Valve, Inc., Decatur, Illinois.

Authors
Barsan-ME
Source
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 93-1082-2567, 1996 Mar; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00231101
Abstract
In response to a request from the management at IMI Cash Valve, Inc. (SIC-3822), Decatur, Illinois, an evaluation was begun into possible exposure to caprolactam (105602) in the powder coating room, paraffinic petroleum oil at the thermostat testing process, and welding fumes from an automatic welding machine in the assembly area. The company manufactured precision brass and stainless steel valves, and thermostats for water heaters; for this study, the area of concern was the manufacture, testing, coating and welding of thermostats. Of all the personal and area breathing zone air samples collected, none revealed any concentrations which would be in excess of the approved levels. The author concludes that a health hazard did not exist at the time of the survey. The author recommends that the operator of the thermostat testing process wear nitrile rubber glove, that housekeeping practices be improved in the powder coating room, and that local exhaust equipment at powder coating and thermostat testing operations should be inspected, and cleaned or repaired as needed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-1082-2567; Region-5; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Welding-industry; Air-quality-monitoring; Irritants; Petroleum-oils;
CAS No.
105-60-2
Publication Date
19960301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-209648
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-93-1082-2567
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3822
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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