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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0260-2716, Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kiefer-M; Trout-D; Wallace-ME
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 97-0260-2716. 1998 Nov; :1-46
In response to a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) received on July 9, 1997, from the Machinist Union, New Orleans Metal Trades Council, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted an initial site visit on August 27, 1997, and a follow-up survey on October 21-23, 1997, at the Avondale Shipyards in Avondale, Louisiana. Dust from sandblasting, welding fumes, contaminants from burning paint, and various solvents associated with fiberglass work were potential exposures listed on the request. Health problems reported in the request included breathing problems and nose bleeds. An interim report describing the actions taken by NIOSH during the initial site visit, and providng preliminary findings and recommendations, was issued on September 23, 1997.
Health-hazard-evaluation; Occupational-safety-and-health; Solvents; Welding-fumes; Sandblasting; Air-sampling; Dust; Exposures; Site-visits; Paints; Contaminants; Evaluation-criteria; Region-6; Hazard-Confirmed; Lead; Arsenic; Author Keywords: Ship Building and Repairing; Abrasive blasting; air sampling; lead; arsenic; welding fume; ventilation
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