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Worker exposure to styrene monomer in the reinforced pastic boat-making industry.

Authors
Crandall-MS
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1981 Jul; 42(7):499-502
NIOSHTIC No.
00114357
Abstract
Employee exposures to styrene (100425) were surveyed in seven reinforced plastic boat companies (SIC-3732). A sampling pump connected to charcoal tubes was used over a 7.5 hour period, and analysis was done by gas chromatography. The hull lamination job category had the highest overall styrene exposure with a composite mean of 77.5 parts per million (ppm), followed by the deck laminators at 67.4ppm, gel coaters at 47.5ppm, and small parts laminators at 44.0ppm. The author suggests that improved ventilation, training in proper work practices, and protective equipment be used to reduce worker styrene exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Plastics; Air-sampling; Shipbuilding-industry; Styrene-resins; Industrial-hygiene; Air-contamination; Monomers
CODEN
AIHAAP
CAS No.
100-42-5
Publication Date
19810701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0002-8894
SIC Code
3732
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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