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Extent of exposure survey of methylene chloride.

Authors
Cohen-JM; Dawson-R; Koketsu-M
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 80-131, 1980 Aug; :1-47
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NIOSHTIC No.
00102914
Abstract
Occupational exposures to methylene-chloride (75092) were assessed at a facility that manufactured acetate and triacetate fibers, at a coffee processing facility, and at a U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance facility. Process and control operations, personnel activity and health and safety programs at each installation were evaluated. Exposures to methylene-chloride at the manufacturing facility were 31 to 561 parts per million (ppm). Only one of these samples exceeded the OSHA standard of 500ppm. At the other two facilities, methylene-chloride concentrations generally were below OSHA standards. The authors recommend that the OSHA standard for methylene-chloride be lowered to 75ppm.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Airborne-fibers; Standards; Air-sampling; Industrial-factory-workers; Control-methods
CAS No.
75-09-2
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-167876
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 80-131; Contract-210-76-0158; IWS-101-03
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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