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Health Hazard Evaluation Report No. TA-78-058-864, Texas Boot Company, Hartsville, Tennessee.


PB82215369

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author White, G. L.; Thoburn, T. W.; Colligan, M. J.
Page Count 38
Abstract Environmental and personal samples were analyzed for benzene (71432), cellosolve (110805), n-butyl-acetate (123864), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), isopropyl-alcohol (67630), and petroleum-naphta (8030306), at the Texas Boot Company (SIC-3149) in Hartsville, Tennessee, during August and October, 1978 to ascertain the causes of an epidemic by the Tennessee Division of Occupational Safety and Health on behalf of approximately 501 employees. Medical interviews and psychological tests were administered to the workers. The authors conclude that the epidemic of dizziness, nausea, and fainting at this facility was due to the environmental and psychological factors. They recommend the exercise of good personal hygiene, the development of a health and safety program, and control measures to minimize adverse chemical exposure.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Boots(Footwear)
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Benzene
  • Cellosolve
  • Methyl ethyl ketone
  • Naphthas
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Acetic acid/(butyl-ester)
  • Isopropyl alcohols
  • SIC-3149
  • CAS 71-43-2
  • CAS 110-80-5
  • CAS 123-86-4
  • CAS 78-93-3
  • CAS 67-63-0
  • CAS 8030-30-6
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, OH. Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198220
Health Hazard Evaluation Report No. TA-78-058-864, Texas Boot Company, Hartsville, Tennessee.
Health Hazard Evaluation Report No. TA-78-058-864, Texas Boot Company, Hartsville, Tennessee.
PB82215369

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Boots(Footwear)
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Benzene
  • Cellosolve
  • Methyl ethyl ketone
  • Naphthas
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Acetic acid/(butyl-ester)
  • Isopropyl alcohols
  • SIC-3149
  • CAS 71-43-2
  • CAS 110-80-5
  • CAS 123-86-4
  • CAS 78-93-3
  • CAS 67-63-0
  • CAS 8030-30-6
  • 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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