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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0053-2732, Shaw Industries, Stevenson, Alabama.

Authors
Roegner-KC; Dunn-K; Buono-G
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 98-0053-2732, 1999 Apr; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
20000537
Abstract
On December 5, 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a confidential request from employees of Shaw Industries (Shaw), located in Stevenson, Alabama, to conduct a health hazard evaluation (HHE) of exposures occurring in the Twisting department. Employees in the Twisting department reported skin and respiratory irritation, gastrointestinal effects, sinus infection, and nervous system effects which they believed to be work-related. The request was accompanied by a letter indicating that employees were specifically concerned about exposure to Stantex (trademark) 418 (a lubricating oil), dust, and fibers generated when Wellman (a polyester polymer (PET)) fiber is twisted.
Keywords
Dust; Fiber; Lubricating-oils; Polyester; Skin-irritants; Respiratory-irritants; Author Keywords: Yarn Spinning Mills Textile; polyester yarn; twisting; dust; fibers; oil
Publication Date
19990401
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-167694
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-98-0053-2732
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
SIC Code
2281
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
AL; OH
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