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Preliminary Survey Report: Occupational Hazard Control Options For Chemical Process Unit Operations, Monsanto Company, Pensacola, Florida, Report No. CT-101-20a.

Authors
Van Wagenen-HD
Source
NIOSH 1984 May:14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134941
Abstract
A preliminary survey was conducted at two Monsanto (SIC-2815) facilities, Pensacola, Florida in November 1983. The Industrial Chemicals Division which processed maleic-anhydride (108316) (MA) had begun operation the previous April. General air samples were analyzed for MA and engineering controls were inspected. Analysis of air samples showed that the OSHA standard of 0.25 parts per million was being met. Occupational exposure was controlled by using n-butane (106978) instead of benzene (71432) as feedstock, sealing up the facility to minimize emission sources, using customary and specially designed personal protective equipment, and automating the processing equipment. The author noted that the personnel at one facility were very cooperative, whereas personnel at the other facility disclosed very limited and generalized information concerning engineering controls, work practices, and monitoring; therefore, it was not possible to observe all work practices. The author concludes that the MA facility is a very impressive, highly automated, continuous outdoor production operation run by a very small number of skilled workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Organic-solvents; Industrial-exposures; Personal-protective-equipment; Automation; Air-contamination; Engineering; CT-101-20a; Region-4;
CAS No.
108-31-6; 106-97-8; 71-43-2;
Publication Date
19840501
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-241942
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-101-20a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
2815;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-101-20a, 14 pages
State
FL; OH;
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