Coolant contamination in a manufacturing plant

  1. Has anyone had to deal with contaminated coolant in a manufacturing area? We had a break out of dermatitis only to discover that our coolant/oil mixtures were the problem.

    We're improving and using a good IH to monitor but I am looking at preventive issues.
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  3. by   ownadobe
    We enforce the use of proper PPE. Gloves, sleeves seems to have solved the problem for us. Occasionally we still get one or tow with a reaction, since we have many different types of coolant used, we move the operator to a type thet they have not been sensitized with.
  4. by   Goodrich
    Thank you for responding. We did enforce the PPE while the bacteria counts were high, now our operators are not experiencing a problem