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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-94-253, Armstrong Cork Company, Jackson, Mississippi.

Authors
Flesch-JP; Rostand-RA
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 74-94-253, 1975 Dec; :1-14
NIOSHTIC No.
00051768
Abstract
Exposure to airborne chrysotile asbestos in excess of the proposed OSHA standard of 0.5 fiber per cubic centimeter is found in a section of the Armstrong Cork Company (SIC-2499), Jackson, Mississippi, manufacturers of vinyl asbestos tiles. The potential for worker exposures to vinyl-chloride monomer is demonstrated for operators throughout the process, although all levels are found to be less than the existing OSHA standard of 1.0 ppm for vinyl- chloride (75014). Levels of toxic particulates including heavy metals and free silica are found to be below hazardous levels. Recommendations include improved enclosures, increased ventilation, and regular maintenance of local exhaust systems at material dump stations; approved respiratory protection for exposure to asbestos and vinyl-chloride, and periodic environmental and medical monitoring of operations and employees.
Keywords
NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-94-253; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-4; Plastics-industry; Carcinogens; Toxic-substances; Airborne-particulates; Safety-measures; Dust-inhalation; Ventilation-systems; Author Keywords: asbestos; vinyl chloride; metals; pulmonary function
CAS No.
75-01-4
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-249433
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-74-94-253
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2499
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MS; OH
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