Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of work-related health concerns at a tire manufacturing plant.
Wiegand-DM; Methner-M; Page-E
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 2012-0114-3185, 2013 Jun; :1-13
The HHE Program evaluated employee concerns about exposures and health problems at a tire manufacturing plant. After evaluating the ventilation system, investigators determined that the general and local exhaust systems were operating properly. The company's comprehensive database tracked exposures to chemicals and monitored the effectiveness of exposure controls. HHE Program investigators recommended that the employer explain exposure measurement results and how the ventilation system works to employees in plain language. Regular summary reports of employees' health and safety concerns should be prepared and shared with employees; these reports should also explain how each concern was addressed. A point of contact should be designated to address employees' questions about material safety data sheets. Investigators recommended that employees report symptoms that may be work-related to their supervisor so that issues can be addressed.
Region-4; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Rubber-workers; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Exhaust-ventilation;
Author Keywords: Rubber Product Manufacturing; tire manufacturing; ventilation; health and safety communication
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health