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Industrial Hygiene Survey of Pomona Pipe Products Co., Gulf, North Carolina, Report No. IWS-30-19.

Authors
Jones-M
Source
NIOSH 1976 Jun:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00105825
Abstract
Worker exposures to silica (7631869), styrene (100425), benzene (71432), and ethyl-benzene (100414) were surveyed at Pomona Pipe Products Company (SIC-3547) in Gulf, North Carolina. The company employed 170 persons. Ground shale from the mine was crushed, ground, screened and extruded to manufacture pipes. A local physician was on call. Preemployment physical examinations were given to all employees. Protective hats, gloves, respirators and ear protection devices were provided. All personal samples of respirable silica dust were below the present OSHA standard of 10 milligrams per cubic meter divided by the percent of silicon-dioxide plus 2. Concentrations of styrene, benzene, and ethyl-benzene were well below the OSHA standard of 100ppm for each agent. The author concludes that although the exposures were within the OSHA standards, a health hazard from silica dust exists. He recommends increased air circulation in the kiln area and reduction of dust concentrations in the grinding operation area.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-30-19; Region-4; Silicates; Mineral-dusts; Dust-exposure; Plastics; Health-survey; Protective-measures; Air-sampling; Worker-health;
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 100-42-5; 71-43-2; 100-41-4;
Publication Date
19760602
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-241796
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-30-19
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3547;
Source Name
Industrial Hygiene Section Industry-wide Studies Branch Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-30-19, 9 pages, 2 references
State
NC; OH;
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