Spray painting--Touch-up painting was done in Building 742 by one man, about
2 hours per day. He had three spray paint respirators, BM 23B-19, and all were coated
with paint on the inside and had missing or hardened seals. The paint booth was not
operating due to a broken fan. This poses a significant hazard to the health of the
painter. Unless 75 fpm (feet per minute) of airflow is maintained in the booth, an airline
respirator with suitable air supply is required. Even with the airflow, a new respirator
with suitable air supply is required. Even with the airflow, new respirators must be
Welding--Arc an oxyacetylene welding was performed in the motor pool and
necessary protective equipment was present.
Noise--Several exposures to excessive noise (90 dB(A) during engine tuning)
were observed. No protection was used and no hearing tests were being done on the
5. Recommendations: The following recommendations are made to eliminate
hazards found during this survey:
Provide goggles for the two grinders in Building 743.
Increase airflow in the powered exhaust system for Building 744 to the required
168 cfm at each outlet.
Repair the paint booth fan to provide 75 fpm of airflow through the booth.
properly. In the interim, spray outside or with the painter wearing an approved air line
Enroll personnel in the post hearing conservation program and require the
use of either earplugs or earmuffs while tuning M 35-A2 trucks.
Any further assistance may be obtained by contacting this office at 221-2646.
FOR THE CHIEF, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE DIVISION:
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