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Industrial Hygiene Report Comprehensive Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Santa Fe Centralized Tie Plant, Somerville, Texas, Report No. IWS-110-20a.

Authors
Todd-AS; Timbie-CY
Source
NIOSH 1980 Dec:21 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00124033
Abstract
Worker exposures to creosote (8021394) were determined at the Santa Fe Centralized Tie Facility (SIC-2491) in Somerville, Texas, on October 6 to 7, 1980. The survey was part of a NIOSH study entitled Industrial Hygiene Assessment of New Agents. The facility employed approximately 158 workers, most of whom worked in production operations. The company maintained a medical, and a safety and industrial health program. Creosote concentrations ranged from current occupational limit of 0.2mg/m3 established for coal tar pitch volatiles. The authors conclude that most of the environmental data indicates good airborne control of creosote exposure. They recommend the availability of work uniforms, employee showering after work shifts, and engineering modifications to reduce the risk of creosote exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-110-20a; Region-6; Health-surveys; Lumber-industry; Air-sampling;
CAS No.
8021-39-4;
Publication Date
19801231
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-133892
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-110-20a
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2491;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-110-20a, 21 pages
State
TX; OH;
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