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HHE Report No. HETA-81-064-1035, United States Steel Southworks, Chicago, Illinois.

Authors
Daniels-W; Orris-P
Source
NIOSH 1982 Jan:10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00121954
Abstract
Personal air samples were analyzed for polychlorinated-biphenyls (PCBs) (1336363) at the United States Steel Southworks (SIC-3312), in Chicago, Illinois, on May 13, 1981. A representative of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 65, requested the evaluation on behalf of about 45 exposed workers. Laboratory analysis detected no PCBs in the air samples collected. The current OSHA standard for 8 hour time weighted average exposure to PCBs is 1.0 milligram per cubic meter (mg/Cum) for PCB mixtures containing 42 percent chlorine, and 0.5 mg/Cum for mixtures containing 54 percent chlorine. The authors conclude that no hazard from exposure to airborne PCBs existed at this facility. They note, however, that a potential for skin exposure to PCBs did exist as a result of employee work practices. They recommend the use of respirators when appropriate, environmental monitoring, medical surveillance of potentially exposed workers, good work sanitation measures, and worker education.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-064-1035; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Polychlorinated-biphenyls; Metal-workers; Health-surveys; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
1336-36-3;
Publication Date
19820101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-196759
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-064-1035
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3312;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 pages, 10 references
State
IL; OH;
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