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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-97-0138-2677, Shindoni, Inc., Tesuque, New Mexico.

Authors
McCammon-C
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 97-0138-2677, 1998 Feb; :1-15
NIOSHTIC No.
20000505
Abstract
On March 14, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health received a request for a Health Hazard Evaluation from the Safety Director of Shindoni, Inc., Tesuque, New Mexico. The request asked for help identifying and controlling the chemicals responsible for causing headaches and nausea among workers during pours of bronze castings. The company identified the sand mold resin bonding system as the suspected source of the irritating chemicals. Shindoni, Inc, is a privately-owned art foundry which produces a wide variety of art products, but primarily bronze castings. The area of interest within the site is the bronze foundry operations. Sand is mixed with an isocyanate-based binder system and then packed around fiberglass patterns, cores, and wax shapes to make a mold. Once the binder has set, the mold is poured. Bronze is the predominant metal used.
Keywords
Region-6; Hazard-Confirmed; Bronze-casting; Volatile-organic-compounds; Indoor-environment; Roofing; Isocyanates; Aldehydes
CAS No.
75-07-0; 101-68-8; 500-00-0; 123-38-6; 107-02-8
Publication Date
19980201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-153793
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-97-0138-2677
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3362
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; NM
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