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Walk-through Survey Report of Monsanto Company Fibers Division, Decatur, Alabama.

Authors
Brown-J; Robinson-C
Source
NIOSH 1978 Feb:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00080655
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey to assess personnel records and possible exposures of persons involved in the use of acrylonitrile (107131) (AN) at the Monsanto Company Fibers Division, Decatur, Alabama, is reported. The plant is involved in the manufacture of acrylic fibers, polyester staple, nylon tire yarn, nylon staple, nylon intermediate chemicals, polyester flake, polystyrene plastics, and ChemCoke (SIC-2824). The nylon intermediates manufactured are adiponitrile (111693) (ADN) and hexamethylenediamine (124094) (HMD). Personnel exposure sampling is done routinely under the direction of the plant industrial hygienist. Personnel exposure measurements taken during 1977 were below 5ppm with one exposure at 10ppm. Cases of people exposed to AN exhibiting medical symptoms have been noted by this plant. In addition, extensive medical records have been maintained on current, terminated, and retired employees. It is suggested that this plant is suitable for epidemiological studies because: 1) exposure to AN is distinct; 2) the plant has been in operation a considerable time; 3) the population is large; and 4) the record-keeping system is good.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-84-13; Region-4; Monsanto; Industrial-health-programs; Medical-examinations; Preemployment-examinations; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Hazards; Occupational-health-surveys; Vinyl-cyanide; Epidemiology; Textile-fibers; Chemical-processing-industry; Synthetic-resins; Industrial-factory-workers;
CAS No.
107-13-1; 111-69-3; 124-09-4;
Publication Date
19780201
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-291679
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-84-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2824;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages
State
AL; OH;
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