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Industrial Hygiene Report: Walkthrough Survey of Toluene at National Starch and Chemical Co., National Adhesives Div., Plainfield, New Jersey.

Authors
Zerwas-MA
Source
NIOSH 1978 Oct:18 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094284
Abstract
A preliminary industrial hygiene evaluation was conducted at the National Starch and Chemical Company (SIC-2891) in Plainfield, New Jersey on October 3 and 4, 1978. The evaluation was part of an industry wide study to document worker exposure to toluene (108883). The facility manufactures toluene based adhesives for polymerization and for rubber based solution polymers and contains approximately 31 employees who may be exposed to toluene. Toluene concentrations ranged from approximately 6 to 12 parts per million (ppm) in the polymerization department and from approximately 5 to 8ppm in the department where rubbers are dissolved. The authors conclude that toluene exposure in this facility is minimal. They recommend that a more detailed industrial hygiene survey be conducted to properly characterize exposures, especially for specific job functions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-103-10; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0162; Adhesives-and-sealants; Chemical-factory-workers; Exposure-limits; Industrial-processes; Chemical-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Safety-practices; Region-2;
CAS No.
108-88-3;
Publication Date
19781012
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-193683
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Contract-210-76-0162
SIC Code
2891;
Source Name
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NIOSH Contract No. 210-76-0162, 18 pages
State
NJ; OH;
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