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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0246-2747, R. H. Sheppard Company, Inc. Hanover, Pennsylvania.
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 98-0246-2747, 1999 Aug; :1-15
In response to an employee request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) received on May 29, 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a site visit at the R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The request asked NIOSH to determine if reported worker health problems were associated with exposure to contaminants in plant No. 1 and Department No. 109, at this automotive power steering unit manufacturer. The reported health problems included allergic reactions, respiratory infections, and skin and eye irritation. Potential exposures identified in the request included metalworking fluids (MWFs), naptha, and metal dust from grinding. Inadequate ventilation was also noted as a concern.
Region-3; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Personal-protective-equipment; Gloves; Respirators; Author Keywords: Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories; metal working fluids; coolants; straight oil; semisynthetic; naphtha; toluene; ethyl benzene; xylene; elements; metals; allergy; skin irritation; rash; eye irritation; staph infection
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