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[Excerpt] We will look at the principal occupational health hazards and exposures themselves and some of the related issues. We will look closely at the chemical composition of autobody shop products to see what components appear to be particularly hazardous, how you are exposed to them, and what you can do to minimize exposure. The health effects discussed for these products are based upon the exposure of the professional, not the consumer. This manual deals with chemical exposure only; other issues of interest to the autobody shop worker may include occupational exposure to noise and neuromuscular problems such as Raynaud’s phenomenon (possibly from pneumatic hand tools).


Suggested Citation
Brown, N. J. (1990). Health hazards manual for autobody shop workers. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Chemical Hazard Information Program.

Required Publisher Statement
Copyright by Cornell University, Workplace Health and Safety Program (formerly Chemical Hazard Information Program).
Preparation of this manual was funded by New York State School of Labor Grant #87044.