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Walk-Through Survey Report of Electric Storage Battery, Inc., Dallas, Texas.

Authors
Young-M
Source
NIOSH 1979 Jul:12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107022
Abstract
Worker exposure to sulfuric-acid (7664939) (H2SO4), stibine (7803523) (SbH3), arsine (7784421) (AsH3) and lead (7439921) (Pb) was surveyed at Electric Storage Battery, Incorporated, (SIC-3692) in Dallas, Texas, on December 5, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an in depth industrial hygiene or epidemiological research study involving occupational exposure to H2SO4 mist. The company manufactured lead acid batteries and employed 170 workers. Personal records, death certificates and disability and pension information were available. The company provided medical, industrial hygiene and safety programs. General area samples were taken and concentrations of H2SO4 mist, SbH3, AsH3 and Pb were measured. Concentrations of H2SO4 ranged from 0.064 to concentrations were 0.031, 0.011 and 0.498 mg/CuM, respectively. The author concludes that the toxicological nature of contaminants present in the general area samples would distort and complicate the findings of health effects due to H2SO4 exposure. They do not recommend this facility for inclusion in the proposed study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Occupational-exposure; Arsenic-compounds; Industrial-hygiene; Epidemiology; Sulfuric-acid-mists; Metals; Battery-manufacturing-industry; IWS-62-13;
CAS No.
7664-93-9; 7803-52-3; 7784-42-1; 7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19790710
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-112723
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-62-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3692;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Industrywide Studies Branch, Industrial Hygiene Section, Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 pages
State
TX; OH;
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