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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0347-2758, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, Georgia.
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 98-0347-2758, 1999 Nov; :1-18
In September 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HEE) request from Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems (LMAS) in Marietta, Georgia. The joint management and employee request concerned potential office employee exposures to diisocyanate-containing paints, primers, solvents, and cured and uncured composite materials used during the manufacturing of the F-22 fighter jet. The request stated that office workers in Area K of Building 11 had experienced breathing difficulties, asthma, burning eyes, and neurological and memory impairment. In response to the request, NIOSH investigators conducted an initial site visit at LMAS on October 30, 1998, and returned to conduct medical interviews and a tracer gas ventilation study on February 17-18, 1999.
Region-4; Hazard-Confirmed; Ventilation; Occupational-exposure; Cleaning-agents; Chemical-inhalation; Author Keywords: Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical Systems, Instruments, and Equipment; Indoor Environmental Quality; Indoor Air Quality; IEQ; IAQ; Ventilation; Tracer Gas; Sulfur Hexafluoride; Composites; Diisocyanate-Containing Paints; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; MEK; Methyl Ethyl Isobutyl Ketone; MIBK; Isoproponal; Occupational Asthma; Chemical Sensitization; Mucous Membrane Irritation
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