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In-depth Industrial Hygiene Survey Report on Styrene Exposure at Fiberform, Spokane, Washington.

Authors
Crandall-MS
Source
NIOSH 1979 Nov:39 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00092797
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at Fiberform, in Spokane, Washington on January 16 to 18, 1979 to document worker exposure to styrene (100425). The facility manufactured fiberglass (14808607) reinforced plastic boats (SIC-3732) and employed 388 production workers. The manufacturing potential and past exposures, controls, and medical, industrial hygiene, and safety programs were reviewed. Tube sampling for styrene (100425) and acetone (67641) indicated concentrations ranging from 18.2 to 179 parts per million (ppm) and 9.77 to 235 ppm, respectively. Styrene exposures were highest for workers in the laminating areas. In many instances, styrene concentrations exceeded the OSHA standard of 100 ppm. The author concludes that the ventilation system in the laminating areas needed maintenance, and could be replaced with portable circular fans. Protective work practices could be improved. The author recommends review of the ventilation maintenance program, institution of an instructional program of the use and maintenance of protective equipment, and reorganization of the laminating and chopping operations.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS; Region-10; Boat-building-and-repairing; Industrial-hygiene; Coating-materials; Air-sampling; Exposure-limits; Respiratory-irritants; Eye-irritants; Ventilation-systems; Work-practices; Protective-measures;
CAS No.
100-42-5; 14808-60-7; 100-42-5; 67-64-1;
Publication Date
19791116
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-221030
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3732;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 39 pages, 6 references
State
WA; OH;
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