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Walk-through Survey Report, Grove Manufacturing Company, a Division of Walter Kidde and Co., Inc., Shady Grove, Pennsylvania 17256.


PB82150277

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Levine, M. S.; Reichenbach, G. S.
Page Count 24
Abstract Worker exposures to airborne contaminants from paint were examined at Grove Manufacturing Company (SIC-3531) in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, on January 18, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an in-depth NIOSH survey of health hazards to painters. Approximately 42 of the 3000 employees were painters. There was no formal industrial hygiene program. There was a medical department staffed by four nurses and one physician. There was a medical and safety program and personal protective equipment was required depending on job requirements and location. Personnel records contained personal, salary, and employment history data. A preplacement physical examination was required and medical records of daily logs for sick call and physician's notes were kept. An airflow system was installed in the paint booths. The authors conclude that the company would be suitable for an industrial engineering study, but due to the small number of painters, the high turnover rate, and records, the workforce is not suitable for further study. They recommend that this facility be considered for inclusion in an in-depth study.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Paints
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC-3531
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 Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Portions of this document are not fully legible.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198209
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-0096
Walk-through Survey Report, Grove Manufacturing Company, a Division of Walter Kidde and Co., Inc., Shady Grove, Pennsylvania 17256.
Walk-through Survey Report, Grove Manufacturing Company, a Division of Walter Kidde and Co., Inc., Shady Grove, Pennsylvania 17256.
PB82150277

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Paints
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC-3531
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-0096
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