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Subject: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY EVALUATION OF CARC PAINTING       

Box  ID: BX000205

Document Number:         54

Folder Title: PAMPHLET VU GRAPHS SLIDES OPS DESERT SHIELD SAFETY NOTES                                        

Folder Seq #:        167

Unit: VII CORPS   

Parent Organzation: ARCENT      












                                     DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                    12th MEDICAL DETACHMENT (PMW)    OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
                                       APO New York og.6i6

                                                                       20 December 1990


          MEMORANDUM THRU Commander, 593d Area Support Group, APO New York 09616

          FOR Commander, 176th Maintenance Battalion, APO New York 09616

          SUBJECIP: Industrial Hygiene and Safety Evaluation of "CARC" Painting Operation


          1. Authority: Tasking from ARCENT PMO   to evaluate "CARC" Painting Operations
          being conducted by elements of the 176th Maintenance Battalion.

          2. Background:

                on 17, 18, 19 December 1990 an industrial hygiene and safety evaluation
                was conducted in the vicinity of Al Jabayl where the 325th Maintenance
                Company was conducting "CARC" painting operations. The evaluation was
                performed by LTC Thomas D. Murphy, and outbriefing was held with LTC
                Blazer and MAJ McGregor on 20 December 1990.

                The painting operation receives vehicles requiring "CARC" spray painting
                as they arrive in-country. A priority system exists which identifies
                what vehicles are to be painted. The production rate can vary widely
                from 10 vehicles per day to well over 100 vehicles per day depending
                upon the arrival of vehicles and the functioning of paint spray equipment.

                On 17 December 1990, I Met with-and discussed the "CARCff painting oper-
                ations with LTC Blazer, Commander of the. 176th -Maintenance Battalion.
                I then visited the painting sitei on 18 December 1990, discussed and
                evaluated operations with 2LT Westlake and MAJ McGregor. On 19 December
                1990 myself and MAJ T. Little (MD) interviewed approximately 20 service-
e 325th Maintenance Company regarding symptoms experienced
                during painting operations. Later that day the Al Jabayl paint site
                was revisited and the work practices and procedures that had been imple-
                mented were reviewed. Painting operations were not in progress and there-
                fore not observed.

                "CARC" painting presents the potential for -toxic exposure to unprotected
                Personnel due to the toxicological properties of the paint. Since sub-
                stitution of a less toxic paint is not practical at this time and engi-
                neering controls such as paint spray booth and local exhaust ventilation
                are not available, the only means of servicemember protection is through
                the use of personal protective clothing and equipment, work. practices,
                and administrative controls.


          .3. Findings:

                A problem associated with personnel overexposure to "CARC" painting

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File Room = jun96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-23
Box ID = BX000205
Unit = VII CORPS
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = PAMPHLET VU GRAPHS SLIDES OPS DESERT SHIELD SAFETY NOTES
Folder Seq # = 167
Subject = INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY EVALUATION OF CARC
Document Seq # = 29
Document Date =
Scan Date = 18-JUN-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 16-AUG-1996