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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-160-206, Glyco Chemicals, Incorporated, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Chrostek-WJ; Cromer-JW
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 73-160-206, 1975 Jul; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00048840
Abstract
Employees at the reactor station of a chemical company (SIC-2869) are found exposed to toxic concentrations of 1,3-dichloro-5,5- dimethylhydantoin (118525) (DCDMH), the levels exceeding both the ACGIH Threshold Limit and the OSHA standards. Cough and chest discomfort are found in a reactor operator. The major cause of the over exposure is found to be an accidental over reaction during the aeration process causing 100-150 pounds of DCDMH. Detailed information concerning environmental and medical results are presented. Recommendations include engineering controls, periodic education of all employees in the use of respiratory equipment, atmospheric sampling inside the plant, and maintenance of all local exhaust ventilation systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Publication; HHE-73-160-206; Region-3; Respiratory-system-disorders; Personal-protective-equipment; Toxic-gases; Threshold-limit-values; Safety-standards; Safety-engineering; Ventilation-systems; Hazard-Confirmed; Author Keywords: 1 ,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin; DCDMH; cough; chest discomfort
CAS No.
118-52-5
Publication Date
19750701
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-249386
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-73-160-206
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2869
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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