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HHE determination report no. HHE-74-25-267, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, West Virginia.

Authors
Chrostek-W; Cromer-J
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 74-25-267, 1976 Mar; :1-26
NIOSHTIC No.
00099418
Abstract
Environmental sampling was conducted and medical examinations administered to workers at the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation (SIC-3334) in Ravenswood, West Virginia on July 8-11, 1974, and August 26, 1974 to determine employee exposure to toxic concentrations of dust, particulate polycyclic organic matter (PPOM), and benzo(a)pyrene (50328) (BaP). An evaluation request came from an authorized representative of approximately 150 affected employees. All samples were below federally acceptable levels of 2.4 milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3) for coal dusts, 2.5 mg/m3 for fluorides, 5 mg/m3 for manganese (7439965), and 0.2 mg/m3 for PPOM. Samples of PPOM showed BaP content to be below minimum detectable concentrations. None of the workers showed evidence of carbon pneumoconiosis. The authors recommend using NIOSH approved respirators, making respiratory air quality checks, establishing a respiratory maintenance program, controlling contaminants at the source, using vacuum or wet methods for cleaning operations, starting maintenance programs for all machinery, routine wetting of yard area, dampening of spills or accumulations of pitch to minimize dust generation, using protective clothing for employees, and using safety glasses. The authors further recommend that possible worker exposure to asbestos be assessed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-74-25-267; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Aluminum-production; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Air-contaminants; Airborne-dusts; Chemical-exposure; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Respiratory-system-disorders; Humans; Air-quality-control; Control-measures; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: dust; particulate polycyclic organic matter; PPOM; benzo(a) pyrene; BaP
CAS No.
50-32-8; 7439-96-5
Publication Date
19760301
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273840
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-74-25-267
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3334
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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