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Industrywide Studies Report of an Industrial Hygiene Survey at Monsanto Chemical Company, Chocolate Bayou Plant, Alvin, Texas, Report No. IWS-084-20-16.

Authors
Zey-JN
Source
NIOSH 1990 Mar:28 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00197328
Abstract
An on site visit was made to the Monsanto Chemical Company (SIC- 2869), Alvin, Texas for the purpose of monitoring employee exposure to acrylonitrile (107131) (AN) from facility start up through 1983. AN exposures were much higher historically than they were at the present time. This particular facility began producing AN monomer in 1965. Departments where workers were felt to have a potential to exposure included AN production, distribution, laboratories, environmental control, engineering and maintenance. On a facility wide basis the OSHA standard for AN, promulgated in 1978, had the greatest single impact on reducing AN exposures. The standard resulted in better work practices, better use of personal protective equipment, and the addition of engineering controls to help reduce exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-084-20-16; Region-6; Chemical-industry-workers; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Nitriles; Control-technology;
CAS No.
107-13-1;
Publication Date
19900301
Document Type
Industry Wide;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-173583
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-084-20-16
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
2869;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-084-20-16, 28 pages, 29 references
State
TX; OH;
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