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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0050-2733, Meritor Automotive, Inc., Heath, Ohio.
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 98-0050-2733, 1999 Apr; :1-20
In November 1997 the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) from representatives of Meritor Automotive, Inc., the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1037, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1206. The request concerned potential health hazards related to exposure to metalworking fluids (MWF) among employees at the Meritor facility in Heath, Ohio. In response to this request, NIOSH investigators conducted a site visit on February 10-11, 1998. Interim letters, reporting results of the industrial hygiene survey, were distributed to the company and union representatives in March and July, 1998.
Health-hazard-evaluation; HETA; Machinists; Machining; Metalworking; Metalworking-fluids; Cutting-oils; Bacteria; Respiratory-irritants; Personal-protective-equipment; Fungi; Author Keywords: Motor vehicle parts and accessories; hypersensitivity pneumonitis; metalworking fluids; machining; Mycobacterium chelonae
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