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Reducing Solvent Exposures of Auto Body Workers: An Educational and Motivational Study Incorporating Personal Protective Equipment to Reduce Solvent Exposure.


PB91188938

Publication Date 1989
Personal Author Hall, B.; Daneill, W.; Millies, B.; Morgan, M.; Horstman, S.
Page Count 59
Abstract Employees from Seattle area auto body repair facilities participated in a study to determine whether it was possible to motivate workers to reduce individual exposure levels to organic solvents through education and counseling. The program emphasized measured personal body burdens and exposure levels, the health effects of chronic solvent exposure, and the proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment. The study consisted of a three phase sampling protocol designed to evaluate the effect of a motivational intervention program on the reduction of organic solvent exposure in the participating auto body painters. The results of the study identified no measurable effect from the motivational intervention program. Respirator leakage was identified as a major confounding factor in exhaled breath sampling utilizing the dual sorbent half face respirator collection system. Respirator leakage was nonuniform and displayed high intersubject and intrasubject variability. The dual sorbent collection system still may be a valid means for sampling of organic solvents in exhaled breath if tests are conducted in a noncontaminated atmosphere.
Keywords
  • Protective equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Industrial medicine
  • Toxic substances
  • Organic solvents
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Occupational exposure
  • Repair shops
  • Gloves
  • Respirators
  • Monitoring
  • Inhalation
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Automobile bodies
  • Painting
  • Air pollution control
  • Counseling
  • Education
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94G - Manufacturing Processes & Materials Handling
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 95G - Protective Equipment
Corporate Authors Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Environmental Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199116
Reducing Solvent Exposures of Auto Body Workers: An Educational and Motivational Study Incorporating Personal Protective Equipment to Reduce Solvent Exposure.
Reducing Solvent Exposures of Auto Body Workers: An Educational and Motivational Study Incorporating Personal Protective Equipment to Reduce Solvent Exposure.
PB91188938

  • Protective equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Industrial medicine
  • Toxic substances
  • Organic solvents
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Occupational exposure
  • Repair shops
  • Gloves
  • Respirators
  • Monitoring
  • Inhalation
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Automobile bodies
  • Painting
  • Air pollution control
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94G - Manufacturing Processes & Materials Handling
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 95G - Protective Equipment
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