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Industrial Hygiene Survey of the Union Carbide Corporation Polyvinyl Chloride Operations, South Charleston, West Virginia.

Authors
Jones-J
Source
NIOSH 1975 Aug:28 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107389
Abstract
Worker exposures to vinyl-chloride (75014) (VC) and noise were determined at the Union Carbide Corporation Polyvinyl Chloride Operations (SIC-2821) in South Charleston, West Virginia, from June 10 to 19, 1974. The survey was part of a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational VC exposure. The facility employed approximately 1,800 people. The company had formal medical, industrial hygiene, and safety programs. Personal VC samples ranged from nondetectable to 77.0 parts per million (ppm) compared with the OSHA temporary emergency standard of 50ppm peak concentration. The current OSHA standard for VC is 1ppm for a time weighted average. Area samples of VC ranged from 0.6ppm to 8.1ppm for solvent process workers, and from 0.2 to 7.1ppm in the control rooms. Personal VC samples collected in the dynel and dispersion processes ranged from all work areas studied ranged from 60 to 110 decibels relative to the A-weighted scale. The author recommends that further sampling be conducted to determine whether new control measures are effective.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Health-survey; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Plastics; Air-sampling; Noise-measurement; Worker-health; Industrial-hygiene; IWS-49-16;
CAS No.
75-01-4;
Publication Date
19750801
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-150939
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-49-16
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2821;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Environmental Investigations Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 28 pages
State
VA; WV; OH;
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