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Walk-through Survey Report of Whitehead and Kales, River Rouge, Michigan.


PB82150301

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Matanoski, G. M.; Levine, M. S.; Billings, C. E.; Schott, D.
Page Count 15
Abstract Health hazards to workers in painting operations were determined at Whitehead and Kales (SIC-3743) in River Rouge, Michigan, from September 25 to 26, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH in-depth epidemiological, industrial hygiene, and medical study of health hazards in the painting trades. Approximately 60 of the employees were painters, and some of the workers in other job classifications were also possibly exposed. The company had no formal industrial hygiene program. The company employed two nurses and provided blood lead examinations two times per year on painters. There was a local rescue squad and about 30 employees on each shift were trained in first-aid. Personnel records provided personal, demographic, and payroll information and a separate file for health insurance and workman's compensation claims was kept. The paint spray booth and spray yard were so large and widely spaced that paint vapor concentrations were low. The authors recommend that this company not be included in the NIOSH survey, but they note that the medical records available and the blood lead data would make the company ideal for studying the relationship between painting and lead exposure.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Paints
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC-3743
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.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198209
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-009 6
Walk-through Survey Report of Whitehead and Kales, River Rouge, Michigan.
Walk-through Survey Report of Whitehead and Kales, River Rouge, Michigan.
PB82150301

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Paints
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC-3743
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-009 6
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