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Document ID (ISN)49647
CIS number 88-926
ISSN - Serial title 0210-6612 - Salud y trabajo
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Quintanilla Almagro T.
Title Gluing hoods: Systems of local ventilation for the control of the hygienic risks at gluing workplaces in the shoe industry
Original title Cabinas de dar cola: Sistemas de ventilación localizadas para el control del riesgo higiénico en los puestos de dar cola en la industria del calzado/Cabinas de dar cola: Sistemas de ventilación localizadas para el control del riesgo higiénico en los puestos de dar cola en la industria del calzado [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1986, No.54, p.55-63. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Vapours of organic solvents from the glues used in the manufacture of shoes constitute an important health hazard. This article describes a study of the hygienic conditions in 318 gluing workplaces belonging to 166 companies in the province of Alicante, Spain. A large number of workers were exposed to high concentrations of, in particular, n-hexane, hexane and toluene. In many cases the concentrations exceeded the exposure limits. The gluing desks provided with a hood and an exhaust device showed to be very effective in reducing exposure when used properly, while desks without hoods and with the exhaust tube placed underneath were not acceptable. Recommendations for safe working conditions are included in the article as well as brief chemical safety data sheets on n-hexane, toluene, benzene, butanone, ethyl acetate and acetone.
Descriptors (primary) local exhaust; adhesives; shoe industry; organic solvents; exhaust ventilation; gluing
Descriptors (secondary) acetone; butanone; ethyl acetate; data sheet; benzene; toluene; hexane
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Ventilation