HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION/TOXICITY DETERMINATION REPORT 73-190-148, THE PURDY COMPANY, BURNHAM, ILLINOIS
A service industry which reconditions air brakes and wheel assemblies of railroad cars was studied by NIOSH. Naphthol spirits was used a cleaning solvent to clean brake parts by pouring the liquid from a can onto a rag. It was determined that airborne concentrations of naphthol spirits are not toxic in the conditions as used or found. However, skin contact with the naphthol spirits was found to have a drying and irritating effect on hands.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthPublic Health Service
Cincinnati, OH USA 45202
- Bloom, T F
- Kramkowski, R S
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Car shops (Railroads); Chemical compounds; Chemicals; Cleaning; Crash exposure; Hazard analysis; Hazardous materials; Industrial hygiene; Inspection; Interviewing; Maintenance; Medicine; Naphtha; Occupational diseases; Phenol; Physiological aspects; Protection; Protective clothing; Railroad cars; Recommendations; Skin; Smoke; Solvents; Standards; Toxicity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Criteria; Exposure
- Old TRIS Terms: Car shops; Contact dermatitis; Gloves; Industrial atmospheres; Industrial medicine; Naphthalene compounds; Naphthols; Physiological factors; Protectors
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00094308
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NIOSHTRHHE73-190-148Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM