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Document ID (ISN)42005
CIS number 84-1116
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jayjock M.A., Levin L.
Title Health hazards in a small automotive body repair shop
Bibliographic information 1984, Vol.28, No.1, p.19-29. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract This survey is based on a 1-year study of a typical body repair shop in the USA. Airborne hazards include: organic solvents used during spray painting (of 10 substances tested, only xylene (100-230ppm) and methyl cellosolve acetate (30-45ppm) exceeded TLV-STEL values, and only during the winter, when spraybooth fans had to be turned off); isocyanates (4-9% by weight of the enamel paint used - air concentration determination unsuccessful); metals in paint pigments (highest levels measured: chromium - 0.49mg/m3, cadmium - 0.48mg/m3, lead - 0.64mg/m3); dust (highest level: 39.8mg/m3). Other hazards: noise (highest level: 110-115dB(A) for 30min); vibration due to pneumatic hand tools (Raynaud's phenomenon symptoms reported by workers). Recommendations based on the results are listed.
Descriptors (primary) metal pigments; paint spraying; coachwork; service stations and repair shops; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) vibrating tools; airborne dust; automobiles; noise; lead; chromium; isocyanates; Raynaud's phenomenon; xylene; cadmium; 2-methoxyethyl acetate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Road transportation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry