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Document ID (ISN)112522
CIS number 12-0251
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ceballos D.M., Fent K.W., Whittaker S.G., Gaines L.G., Thomasen J.M., Flack S.L., Nylander-French L.A., Yost M.G., Reeb-Whitaker C.K.
Title Survey of dermal protection in Washington State collision repair industry
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.8, No.9, p.551-560. 40 ref.
Internet access Survey_of_dermal_protection_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract This study investigated the personal and workplace factors associated with painters' dermal protection use during a large-scale exposure assessment. Survey data indicated that 69% of painters always used gloves, with latex gloves and nitrile gloves used most frequently. Among latex glove users, 53% used thin latex, 6% used medium latex and 12% used thick latex. Among nitrile glove users, 27% used thin nitrile and 45% used medium nitrile. Sixty-three percent of painters always used coveralls, 44% preferring one particular brand. Although overspray presents an opportunity for dermal exposure to the neck and face, only 19% of painters protected these areas with personal protective equipment. Exact logistic regressions along with random sample calculations indicated that the survey results were independent of the shops. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Washington; safety consciousness; protective gloves; skin protection; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; coachwork
Descriptors (secondary) USA; isocyanates; nitrile rubber; natural rubber; latex; statistical evaluation; protective clothing; respirators; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Personal protection