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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report of Defense Fuel Support Point, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-134-20-14.

Authors
Piacitelli-G; Krishnan-R
Source
NIOSH 1989 Mar:16 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00186693
Abstract
As part of a study of worker exposure, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls in use in work areas where exposure to ethylene glycol ethers is possible, an industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Defense Fuel Support Point (SIC- 4231), Cincinnati, Ohio. The site has been operational since 1953, occupying an area of 45 acres. The activities include receiving, storing, and distributing of jet fuel for military use. At this site 2-methoxyethanol (109864) (2-ME) was added as an icing inhibitor to one of the jet fuels. JP-4 contained 0.10 to 0.15 weight percent of 2-ME and JP-5 contained diethylene-glycol- monomethyl-ether (111773) (DEGME) at a concentration of 0.15 to 0.20 weight percent received at this location for shipment elsewhere. The potential existed for inhalation and dermal exposure to 2-ME. Exposure controls included the use of engineering controls at the truck loading operation and quality control analysis divisions as well as the wearing of personal protective equipment. The monitoring results indicated that full shift inhalation exposures to 2-ME were low, less than 0.34 part per million (ppm). Short term exposures occasionally reached 6.86ppm. Due to the small number of workers with a potential of exposure to glycol ethers, the authors recommend that this facility should not be included in additional health studies. The authors recommend that modification of work practices and ventilation equipment would help keep exposure levels down in the quality control laboratory and that individuals wear personal protective equipment suitable for inhalation and dermal exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-134-20-14; Region-5; Skin-exposure; Inhalants; Jet-engine-fuels; Volatiles; Occupational-exposure;
CAS No.
109-86-4; 111-77-3;
Publication Date
19890309
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-186621
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-134-20-14
SIC Code
4231;
Source Name
Industrywide Studies Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-134-20-14, 16 pages, 27 references
State
OH;
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