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Industrial hygiene survey of the Cities Service Co. Copperhill, Tennessee.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 62-10a, 1976 Feb; :1-14
A walk-through survey of the Copperhill Facility determined its unsuitability for the sulfate project. The operations visited were: the copper-sulfate process (SIC-2819) where copper shot and weak sulfuric-acid (7664939) are mixed; the fungicide batch process where copper-sulfate is combined with soda-ash or ammonium-hydroxide to form fungicides to produce copper-carbonate (7492684) and tribasic copper-sulfate (7758987); the acid plant where sulfuric-acid is formed from sulfur-dioxide (7446095); and the ferric-floc operation where iron-trioxide slurry plus sulfuric-acid form ferric-sulfate (10028225). Potential health hazards observed are sulfur-dioxide, sulfuric-acid mists, vanadium-pentoxide (1314621), and copper salts. The company's medical care and safety practices are described.
NIOSH-Author; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-4; Toxicity; Toxic-substances; Safety-measures
7664-93-9; 7492-68-4; 7758-98-7; 7446-09-5; 10028-22-5; 1314-62-1
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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