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Industrial Hygiene Report, Perchloroethylene at Ernest Winzer Company, New York, New York.

Authors
Roberts-DR
Source
NIOSH 1980 Dec:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00117556
Abstract
Worker exposures to perchloroethylene (127184) were determined at the Ernest Winzer Company (SIC-7216) in New York, New York, on August 29, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational perchloroethylene exposure. The facility employed 30 workers. The company had no formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Emergency medical services were provided by workers trained in first aid. All air samples for perchloroethylene were below the OSHA standard of 100 parts per million (ppm) for an 8 hour time weighted average, and 200ppm for a ceiling concentration. The author concludes that due to the possible carcinogenic properties of perchloroethylene, exposure to this chemical should be minimized. He recommends improvements to the ventilation systems, availability of respiratory protective equipment, use of protective clothing, worker education, and periodic leak inspection of storage containers and equipment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; IWS-71-50; Region-2; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Health-surveys; Organic-solvents; Chemical-industry-workers; Occupational-medicine;
CAS No.
127-18-4;
Publication Date
19801205
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-209537
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-71-50
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7216;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages, 7 references
State
NY; OH;
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