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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-78-60, Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, Huntington, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Vandervort-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 73-78-60, 1973 Aug; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
00027287
Abstract
Environmental survey reveals no hazardous concentrations of styrene (100425), methylene chloride (75092), toluene (108883), acetone (67641), and methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI) in a plant manufacturing reinforced plastic tanks. Medical evaluation of workers shows no symptoms of exposure to toxic concentrations and normal pulmonary function tests. Recommendations include continued maintenance of ventilation systems, regular medical monitoring, use of respirators by polyurethane foam (9009545) machine operators, and use of respirators and fire prevention precautions in confined areas containing organic vapors, and relocation of workers showing sensitivity to MDI.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-78-60; Region-3; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Plastics-industry; Air-sampling; Organic-solvents; Personal-protective-equipment; Toxicity; Industrial-hygiene; Environmental-contaminants; Author Keywords: organic vapors; styrene; methylene chloride; toluene; acetone; methylene bisphenyl isocyanate; MDI; pulmonary function
CAS No.
100-42-5; 75-09-2; 108-88-3; 67-64-1; 9009-54-5
Publication Date
19730801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-229162
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-73-78-60
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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