Benzyl Chloride Survey Report at Orbis Products Corporation, Newark, N.J.
NIOSH 1976 Nov:5 pages
A survey was conducted at the Orbis Products Corporation (SIC-2819) in Newark, New Jersey, on October 5, 1976 to determine if a more detailed industrial hygiene survey to quantify worker exposure to benzyl-chloride (100447) was justified. About 35 of the 75 employees worked in plant operations; about 12 of these may have had exposure to benzyl-chloride. Preemployment physicals were required, annual blood tests were provided, and a consulting safety professional was employed by the company. The two areas involved with the direct use of benzyl-chloride were both intermittent, batch feed operations. Only one worker was exposed to significant exposure levels, but the exposures were intermittent and the concentrations became almost insignificant when taken on a time weighted basis. The author concludes that there is no need for a more detailed study of this facility.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Health-surveys; Chemical-industry-workers; Air-sampling; Occupational-medicine; Organic-solvents;
NTIS Accession No.
Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, 5 pages