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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-95-0200-2579, Jim Dixon Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., Fairfield, Ohio.
Echt AS; Hayden CS II
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 95-0200-2579, 1996 May; :1-24
In response to a request from three employees of Jim Dixon Lincoln- Mercury, Inc. (SIC-5511), Fairfield, Ohio, an investigation was made into possible hazardous working conditions at that site. Employees voiced concern about exposure to automobile undercoating, carbon- monoxide (630080) from car exhaust, and fumes from a kerosene (8008206) fired steam cleaner. They reported symptoms of headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Undercoating was performed in an area on site which is enclosed on three sides by curtains in the service bay area. The fourth side of the enclosure was a wall of the shop. Air sampling was performed during the undercoating of a small car. The authors conclude that exposures to the components did not exceed applicable exposure criteria. However, some deficiencies were noted in the supplied air respirator which should be corrected. Air sampling for carbon-monoxide indicated that the steam cleaner was a source of the gas and should only be used with the doors to the garage open or when exhaust can be vented directly outside. The tail pipe exhaust ventilation system may have also been a source of carbon-monoxide. Temporary modifications were installed to the tail pipe exhaust ventilation system to remove exhaust gases from the service area.
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