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HHE report no. HHE-80-188-797, Metamora Products Corporation, Elkland, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Ruhe-RL; Jannerfeldt-ER
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, HHE 80-188-797, 1981 Jan; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00114014
Abstract
Worker exposures to organic solvents and dust were surveyed on September 17, 1980 at Metamora Products Corporation (SIC-2821) in Elkland, Pennsylvania. The evaluation was requested by an unspecified number of company employees. Air samples were collected on the injection molding area and were analyzed for total particulates, acrylonitrile (107131), styrene (100425), and 1,3- butadiene (106990) vapor. Workers also were interviewed about work related health disorders. Concentrations of all agents were below the environmental criteria of 45, 420, 2,200, and 10 milligrams per cubic meter for acrylonitrile, styrene, 1,3-butadiene, and total particulates, respectively. Two employees reported dryness of nasal mucous membranes. The authors conclude that no health hazard exists at this company. They recommend worker education about the hazards of chemicals used at the workplace, good personal hygiene and work practices, and regular servicing of local exhaust ventilation systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-188-797; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Organic-solvents; Dust-exposure; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; Plastics; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: acrylonitrile; styrene; 1,3-butadiene; total particulate
CAS No.
107-13-1; 100-42-5; 106-99-0
Publication Date
19810101
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-188368
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-80-188-797
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2821
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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