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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report, Champion International Paper Company, Canton, North Carolina, Report No. IWS-62-12.

Authors
Wolf-F
Source
NIOSH 1976 Apr:14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00179847
Abstract
A walk through survey was made at the Champion International Paper Company, Canton, North Carolina, to determine the feasibility of including this facility in the Sulfate and Sulfuric Acid Mist Project. There were about 2150 persons employed at the site. During the pulping operation wood chips were chemically treated with caustic-soda and sodium-sulfide for 2.5 hours under pressure. The pulp was held in blow pits following its removal from the digestors. Later the raw pulp was washed, screened, bleached and sent to the paper manufacturing operation. There were possible exposures to the following hazardous materials: sulfur-dioxide (7446095), chlorine (7782505), methyl-mercaptan (74931), thiosulfates, asbestos (1332214), and wood dust. The company offered the following protective equipment to the workers: clothing, glasses, and respirators. There were facilities for showering and changing clothes. Continuous improvements have been made over the years in ventilation and recovery systems. Housekeeping appeared to be good in the areas visited in the survey. The author concludes that exposures to sulfates and sulfuric-acid (7664939) mists are not sufficient to include this facility in the Project.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-62-12; Region-9; Sulfur-compounds; Acid-mists; Dust-inhalation; Pulp-industry; Paper-manufacturing-industry; Paper-mills;
CAS No.
7446-09-5; 7782-50-5; 74-93-1; 1332-21-4; 7664-93-9;
Publication Date
19760427
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-224100
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-62-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-62-12, 14 pages
State
NC; OH;
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