Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0217-2667, Design Evolution 4, Inc., Lebanon, Ohio.
Burton NC; Malkin R; Lopez A
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 97-0217-2667, 1997 Dec; :1-30
In May 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HHE) request from the management at Design Evolution 4, Inc., in Lebanon, Ohio. The request described concern for workers; exposures and symptoms, including dizziness and sleepiness, that workers believed were related to a hot melt adhesive process used in the production of residential doors since March 1997. In response to this request, an initial site visit was conducted on June 23, 1997, and a second site visit was conducted on August 21, 1997. Confidential medical interviews were conducted during the first survey with six employees in the door assembly area. Thermal desorption tubes were used to characterize the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the door assembly area. A bulk sample of the hot melt adhesive was also analyzed for VOCs. Personal breathing zone (PBZ) and area air samples were collected for acetone, methylene bisphenyl diisocyante (MDI), methylene bisphenyl diisocyante (MDI), methylene chloride, toluene, styrene, and methyl methacrylate.
Region 5; Health-hazard-evaluation; Adhesives; Site-visits; Volatile-organic-compounds; Air-sampling; Occupational-exposure; Methods; Evaluation-criteria; Acetone; Methylene-bisphenyl-diisocyante; Methylene-chloride; Toluene; Styrene; Methyl-metharcrylate; Hazard-Unconfirmed;
Author Keywords: Millwork; door manufacturing; hot adhesive; acetone; methylene bisphenyl diisocyante; MDI; methylene chloride; toluene; styrene; methyl methacrylate; sleepiness; dizziness; ventilation
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