HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION/TOXICITY DETERMINATION REPORT H.H.E. 74-28-212, WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE COMPANY, WILMERDING, PENNSYLVANIA

NIOSH conducted a health hazard survey at a plant manufacturing railroad air brake and emergency braking systems. Environmental air samples were collected for cadmium, chromium, cyanides, nitric acid, and organic solvents. Medical histories were also reviewed and cutaneous examinations of exposed employees were performed. A chrome sore was observed on one worker and ten other workers were found to have various types of occupational dermatitis. It was concluded that the dermatitis cases were due to primary irritation to various chemicals, primarily lubricants. Airborne concentrations were judged to be not toxic to exposed employees.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-249 393.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    Public Health Service
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45202
  • Authors:
    • Rosensteel, R E
    • Lucas, J B
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOISH-TR-HHE-7428212Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM