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13 HHE reports were found based on your search terms. Reports are listed in order of year published with the most recently published reports listed first.


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(2018) Exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting and packaging facility. (Click to open report)
In February 2016, the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health received a request from the management of a coffee roasting and packaging facility. The request stated concerns about potential health issues related to exposure to diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione during coffee roasting, grinding, and packaging. In September 2017, we conducted an industrial hygiene survey, ventilation assessment, and a medical survey at the facility. The industrial h... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting and flavoring facility. (Click to open report)
In November 2016, the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health received a request from management of a coffee roasting and flavoring facility with six employees regarding repetitive motion injuries, potential burns, general warehouse safety, and potential employee exposure to green coffee bean dust, diacetyl, and 2,3-pentanedione during coffee processing. In January 2017, we observed work practices and conducted an industrial hygiene survey an... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting and packaging facility and associated café. (Click to open report)
In January 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a request from the management of a coffee roasting and packaging facility and associated coffee café regarding concerns about exposures to and health effects from diacetyl during coffee roasting, grinding, and café tasks. In March 2016, we conducted an industrial hygiene survey and ventilation assessment. We also performed a medical survey. The industrial hygiene survey consiste... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting and packaging facility. (Click to open report)
In October 2015, the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from management at a coffee roasting and packaging facility regarding concerns about health issues related to exposure to diacetyl during coffee roasting, grinding, and packaging. During February 27-March 2, 2017, we conducted an industrial hygiene survey, ventilation assessment, and medical survey at the facility. The industrial hygiene survey consisted o... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting and packaging facility. (Click to open report)
In October 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a request from the management of a coffee roasting and packaging facility with 94 employees. The request stated concerns about exposures to and health effects from diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione during coffee roasting, grinding, and packaging. In April 2016, we conducted a ventilation assessment of the production and office areas, industrial hygiene survey, and medical survey at ... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting and packaging facility. (Click to open report)
In July 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health received a confidential request from employees of a coffee roasting and packaging facility. The request stated concerns about exposures to and health effects from diacetyl, smoke, and dust during coffee roasting and grinding. In November 2016, we conducted an industrial hygiene survey and ventilation assessment at the facility. The industrial hygiene survey consisted of the collection of air samples and bulk samples of coffe... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee roasting, flavoring, and packaging facility. (Click to open report)
In February 2017, the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health received a request from management at a coffee roasting, flavoring, and packaging facility regarding concerns about potential health effects from exposure to diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione during coffee roasting, grinding, and flavoring. In August 2017, we conducted an industrial hygiene survey and ventilation assessment at the facility. The industrial hygiene survey consisted of th... (Click to show more)

(2018) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at two coffee roasting and packaging facilities. (Click to open report)
In October 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health received a management request for a health hazard evaluation at two coffee processing facilities regarding concerns about exposures to and health effects from diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione during coffee roasting and grinding. In May 2016, we conducted a ventilation assessment, an industrial hygiene survey, and a medical survey at each coffee facility. The industrial hygiene surveys consisted of the collection of air sampl... (Click to show more)

(2017) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposure and respiratory health at a coffee processing facility. (Click to open report)
In April 2014, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a request from the management of a coffee roasting and packaging facility with 26 employees regarding concerns about exposures to and health effects from diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione during coffee roasting and grinding. In July 2015, we conducted the initial industrial hygiene survey and ventilation assessment at the facility. The industrial hygiene survey consisted of collecting... (Click to show more)

(2017) Health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of exposures and respiratory health at a coffee processing facility. (Click to open report)
In August 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a management request for a health hazard evaluation at a coffee processing facility. The request expressed concern about exposure to diacetyl (2,3-butanedione) during coffee roasting, grinding, and flavoring. In February 2016, we conducted a ventilation assessment, an industrial hygiene survey, and a medical survey. The industrial hygiene survey consisted of the collection of air samples and bulk samples o... (Click to show more)


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