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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 77-52, Jay Instruments and Specialty Company Cincinnati, Ohio.


PB278968

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Price, J.; Wisseman, C. J.
Page Count 22
Abstract A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was conducted by NIOSH on July 1 and 6-7, 1977 at the thermometer fabrication, assembly, and shipping and receiving areas of the Jay Instruments and Specialty Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. The survey was requested by the management as a follow-up to a Health Hazard Evaluation conducted April 1976. Employee exposures to mercury were within 80% of the NIOSH recommended standard, but there was evidence of continuous increased absorption of mercury as demonstrated by the fact that 4 of 9 24-hour urine specimens showed mercury levels in the 0.050-0.100 milligrams per liter range. Although this is not generally considered hazardous, it does indicate significant absorption of mercury and points out the need for medical monitoring. The company made significant progress in controlling employee exposure to inorganic mercury, however, additional effort must be made to reduce this exposure by improving ventilation, personal hygiene and work practices, and biological and environmental monitoring.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Metals
  • Mercury(Metal)
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Medical examination
  • Environmental engineering
  • Temperature measuring instruments
  • Toxicology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Ohio
  • Air pollution
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • Jay Instruments and Speciality Company
  • Cincinnati(Ohio)
  • Thermometers
  • Threshold limit values
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio. Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197814
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 77-52, Jay Instruments and Specialty Company Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA 77-52, Jay Instruments and Specialty Company Cincinnati, Ohio.
PB278968

  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Metals
  • Mercury(Metal)
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Medical examination
  • Environmental engineering
  • Temperature measuring instruments
  • Toxicology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Ohio
  • Air pollution
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • Jay Instruments and Speciality Company
  • Cincinnati(Ohio)
  • Thermometers
  • Threshold limit values
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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