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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-78-40, The Strip Joint, Wickford, Rhode Island.

Authors
Moseley-CL
Source
NIOSH 1978 Oct:15 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123442
Abstract
Worker exposures to xylene (1330207) and dimethylformamide (68122) (DMF) were determined at the Strip Joint (SIC-7641) in Wickford, Rhode Island during October, 1978. Xylene concentrations ranged from 1.2 to 28.8 parts per million (ppm), compared with the OSHA recommended criteria of 100ppm. DMF concentrations ranged from 2.1 to 12.5ppm, compared with the OSHA recommended criteria of 10ppm. Review of worker medical records did not reveal any apparent problems from solvent exposure. The author concludes that workers at this facility were not overexposed to solvents. He recommends specific safe solvent handling procedures, engineering controls to reduce solvent exposures, and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-78-40; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-1; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Health-surveys;
CAS No.
1330-20-7; 68-12-2;
Publication Date
19781001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-199662
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-78-40
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7641;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 pages, 10 references
State
RI; OH;
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