Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0053-2732, Shaw Industries, Stevenson, Alabama.
Roegner-KC; Dunn-K; Buono-G
NIOSH HETA 98-0053-2732, 1999 Apr; :1-23
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.
Dust; Fiber; Lubricating-oils; Polyester; Skin-irritants; Respiratory-irritants
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
NTIS Accession No.
Other Occupational Concerns
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health