Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0117-2719, Jostens, Incorporated, Denton, Texas.
Ewers-LM; Mauer-MP; Mattorano-D
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 98-0117-2719, 1999 Jan; :1-13
On February 17, 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a confidential employee request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Denton, Texas, facility of Jostens, a jewelry manufacturer. The requesters expressed concern for possible health effects associated with a newly-instituted powder coating process and related finishing operations. NIOSH investigators conducted a site visit atJostens during April 16-17, 1998, to assess epoxy powder and volatile organic compound (VOC) exposures and to interview workers regarding work practices and health concerns.
Region-6; Hazard-Confirmed; Epoxy-powder; Personal-protective-equipment; Ventilation-hoods;
Author Keywords: Jewelry; Precious Metal; epoxy powder; organic solvents; powder spray booths; local exhaust ventilation
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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