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Industrial Hygiene Survey at Virginia Chemicals, Inc., Portsmouth, Virginia.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1977 May:14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106929
Abstract
Worker exposures to fluorotrichloromethane (75694) (F-11), dichlorodifluoromethane (75718) (F-12), methylene-chloride (75092), trichloroethylene (79016), perchloroethylene (127184) and 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556) were surveyed at Virginia Chemicals Incorporated (SIC-2869) in Portsmouth, Virginia, on September 28 and 29, 1976. The facility produced spray insecticides, spray and liquid solvents and refrigerant gas. A local physician provided medical service, but there was no industrial hygiene program. The company employed 23 workers. Air samples were collected by adsorption on charcoal and were analyzed by gas chromatography. OSHA standards for F-11, F-12, methylene-chloride, 1,1,1- trichloroethane, perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene were 1000, 1000, 100, 350, 100 and 100 parts per million (ppm), respectively. Corresponding concentrations of these substances found in the air samples ranged from 0.7 to 15.5, 6.2 to 53.9, 5.6 to 14.0, 0.9 to 10.2, 0.2 to 0.7 and 2.0 to 5.1ppm. The author concludes that existing control efforts at this facility are effective and should be maintained.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Organic-chemicals; Region-3; Workplace-studies; Health-services; Occupational-health-programs; Control-methods; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; IWS-50-13;
CAS No.
75-69-4; 75-71-8; 75-09-2; 79-01-6; 127-18-4; 71-55-6;
Publication Date
19770501
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-244006
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-50-13
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2869;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
State
VA; OH;
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