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Control Of Styrene Vapor During The Manufacture Of Fiber Reinforced Plastics Small Parts, Report No. CT-107-6.

Authors
Todd-WF
Source
NIOSH 1984 Oct:63 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00145197
Abstract
Surveys of control technology for reducing styrene (100425) exposures at seven fiber reinforced plastics manufacturing facilities (SIC-3079) were conducted. Personal and area air samples were analyzed for styrene vapor at two facilities. One set of personal samples was obtained while employee work practices in the lamination area at one facility were being observed. Engineering controls at the facilities consisted of ventilation systems of various types (air makeup units, ground level exhaust blowers, and cross flow push/pull units) and styrene suppressant resins. Personal protective equipment included respirators, worn by workers in lamination and gel coating areas, coveralls, protective gloves, and safety goggles. A protective barrier cream was provided at one facility. Personal styrene samples at both facilities indicated that the OSHA standard of 100 parts per million (ppm) was generally being met. Area samples in the barrier coating area at one facility, however, averaged 171ppm. Personal styrene exposures were found to be a function of time spent laminating and the time spent upwind and downwind of the lamination surface. The author notes that the results of the study should be useful for designing styrene control systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Plastics-industry; Field-Study; Air-monitoring; Air-sampling; Air-flow; Air-quality-control; Plastic-products; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; CT-107-6;
CAS No.
100-42-5;
Publication Date
19841010
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-221455
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
CT-107-6
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3079;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-107-6, 63 pages, 9 references
State
OH;
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