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HHE determination report no. HHE-72-90-107 Arco Polymer, Inc., Monaca, PA.

Authors
Maier-A; Ruhe-R; Rosensteel-R; Lucas-JB
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 72-90-107, 1974 Feb; :1-26
NIOSHTIC No.
00025298
Abstract
A NIOSH health hazard evaluation determination is presented for Arco Polymer Incorporated of Sinclair-Koppers Company, Incorporated, a styrene (100425) monomer production facility. Topics include: process description, evaluation design, evaluation methods, evaluation criteria, results, and recommendations. Hazardous exposures to toxic substances and/or noise are found to exist for employees in the following forms at the following areas: noise and tricalcium-phosphate dust in the Dylite-Dylene reactor and screening areas, coal dust in the power house, fly ash in the fly ash silo, and benzene (71432) in the styrene laboratory. Data are tabulated for charcoal tube samples, detector tube samples, instantaneous dust samples, sound level measurements, and miscellaneous sampling.
Keywords
Hazards-Confirmed; Toxic-dusts; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Region-3; Volatiles; Chemical-processing-industry; Air-contaminants; Sound-levels; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Noise-control; Author Keywords: styrene; ethyl benzene; benzene; xylene; toluene
CAS No.
100-42-5; 71-43-2; 100-41-4; 1330-20-7; 108-88-3
Publication Date
19740201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-232729
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-72-90-107
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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