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Industrial Hygiene Report, Walkthrough Survey of Toluene at H. B. Fuller Company, Palatine, Illinois, Report No. IWS-103-17.

Authors
Zerwas-MA
Source
NIOSH 1978 Dec:23 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00195584
Abstract
An on site visit was made to the H. B. Fuller Company (SIC-2891), Palatine, Illinois for the purpose of conducting a study of worker exposure to toluene (108883) in an adhesive manufacturing facility, to assess the feasibility of a retrospective mortality study, and to determine if a detailed industrial hygiene study should be conducted. This site was one of four company locations that manufacture solvent based adhesives. The solvent cement production facility was 25,000 square feet in area. The company manufactured solvent and water based adhesives for consumer and industrial use. Thirty one of the 265 workers were employed in the solvent cement production area for two shifts. Total hydrocarbon levels ranged from not detectable in the vault where the partially filled drums were stored to as high as 600 parts per million (ppm) or more in the old mixing room. The new mixing area showed the total hydrocarbon level at 42ppm. In the packaging room results showed 140 to 240ppm and as low as 84 to 86ppm. Toluene Draeger tube samples indicated 25ppm in the old mixing room, 10ppm in the packaging room and less than 10ppm in the new mixing room. Only a trace was detected in the drumming room. These exposure levels were relatively low.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-103-17; Region-5; Contract-210-76-0162; Organic-solvents; Solvent-vapors; Adhesive-bonding;
CAS No.
108-88-3;
Publication Date
19781213
Document Type
Industry Wide; Final Contract Report;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-131508
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Contract-210-76-0162
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2891;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-103-17
State
IL; OH;
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