HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION/TOXICITY DETERMINATION. REPORT 72-97-135, CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY, OELWEIN, IOWA

A health hazard survey was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to evaluate exposure to vapors from a chemical degreasing vat at Chicago and North Western Railway, Oelwein, Iowa. It has been determined that employee exposures to a heated caustic mist (sodium hyroxide) were toxic at the concentrations found during the time of this evaluation. While such exposures have resulted in the problem of irritant toxicity, it has also been determined that no apparent permanent or acute tissue damage resulted from these exposures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    Public Health Service
    Cincinnati, OH  USA  45202
  • Authors:
    • Hervin, R L
    • Cohen, S R
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NIOSH-TRHHE-72-97135Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM