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Preliminary Industrial Hygiene Survey of Kaiser Aluminum, Chemical Division, Gramercy, Louisiana, Report No. IWS-60-13.

Authors
Hartle-R; Boeniger-M; Meinhardt-T
Source
NIOSH :12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00180417
Abstract
A preliminary industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Kaiser Aluminum Company, Chemical Division, Gramercy, Louisiana, to determine whether to include this facility in an epidemiological study of workers exposed to carbon-tetrachloride (56235). At the facility the following products were manufactured: alumina, chlorine, caustic, refrigerants, hydrogen-fluoride, aluminum- fluoride, and calci-coke (a high grade carbon). Raw materials used and possible contaminants included not only carbon-tetrachloride, but also hydrochloric-acid (7647010), ammonium-chloride (12125029), chloroform (67663), hydrogen-fluoride (7664393), antimony-chloride (10025191), and caustic. An industrial hygienist was located at the facility and personal and area air samples were taken regularly in some potentially hazardous areas. A full time nurse was located at the site. Preemployment and periodic physical examinations were required of all workers. The primary potential health hazards existing at the site were related to those involved in the unloading of carbon-tetrachloride from tank trucks to storage areas.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-60-13; Region-6; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Chemical-industry-workers; Lung-irritants; Eye-irritants; Skin-irritants; Skin-exposure; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Epidemiology;
CAS No.
56-23-5; 7647-01-0; 12125-02-9; 67-66-3; 7664-39-3; 10025-19-1;
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-237771
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-60-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Report No. IWS-60-13, 12 pages
State
LA;
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