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Control Technology Assessment at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Gadsden, Alabama.

Authors
Heitbrink-WA; Klein-MK
Source
NIOSH 1981 May:94 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00131989
Abstract
An indepth survey of air contaminant controls was conducted at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (SIC-3011), in Gadsden, Alabama on December 10 to 13, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH study to examine and document effective controls for air contaminants in the tire manufacturing industry. Controls evaluated included local exhaust ventilation for a compounding station, local exhaust ventilation systems for under treaded and end tread cementing, and a general dilution makeup air system for a row of tire curing presses. Air samples for total and respirable particulates were collected, ventilation system measurements were made, and process and work practices were observed. Air samples were analyzed for acetone (67641), petroleum distillate, toluene (108883), and m-xylene (108383). OSHA permissible exposure limits (PEL) for nuisance dusts were 15 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3), and for respirable nuisance dusts, 5mg/m3. The OSHA PEL for petroleum distillate was 2000mg/m3, and for benzene, toluene, and acetone, 30, 650, and 2400mg/m3, respectively. All particulate and vapor concentrations obtained in the study were below the OSHA PEL for an 8 hour time weighted average. The authors conclude that the controls in this facility are among the better controls for air contaminants in the industry.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Region-4; Control-technology; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Industrial-ventilation; Dust-exposure; Solvents; Air-sampling; Time-weighted-average-exposure;
CAS No.
67-64-1; 108-88-3; 108-38-3;
Publication Date
19810522
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-162958
NTIS Price
A06
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3011;
Source Name
Engineering Control Technology Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NTIS PB83-162-958, 94 pages, 9 references
State
AL; OH;
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