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Walk-Through Survey Ethyl Corporation Pasadena, Texas.

Authors
Jones-JH; Bierbaum-PJ
Source
NIOSH 1974 Aug:22 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00073677
Abstract
A walk-through survey of the Ethyl Corporation, Pasadena, Texas, was conducted on May 9, 1974 to observe the operation of a vinyl- chloride (75014) monomer plant (SIC-2869) and to obtain preliminary information on vinyl-chloride exposure levels. The plant, medical programs, industrial hygiene, and safety programs are described. At this facility, vinyl-chloride is produced by the ethylene-dichloride (107062) cracking process. The major potential health hazard observed was respiratory exposure to gaseous vinyl-chloride. The major sources of vinyl-chloride exposure to workers occurs at the following operations: tank car loading and unloading, quality control sampling of process, and fugitive leaks from such equipment as pumps, valves, flanges, and gaskets. Due to the closed system and outdoors operation, worker exposure was quite low, most of the time. During operations where exposure potential cannot be eliminated, workers should continue to use air supplied respiratory protection.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; IWS-49-18; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-6; Carcinogens; Work-operations; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Monomers; Air-contamination;
CAS No.
75-01-4; 107-06-2;
Publication Date
19740823
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-106427
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-49-18
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2869;
Source Name
Environmental Investigations Branch, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 pages, 5 references
State
TX; OH;
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