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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-76-28-332, Welch Plastics and Manufacturing Company, Columbus, Ohio.

Authors
Geissert JO; Herbert J
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 76-28-332, 1976 Sep; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
00057195
Abstract
Exposures of employees to chemical agents at a molding operation of the Welch Plastics and Manufacturing Company (SIC-2969) in Columbus, Ohio, were not found to be toxic under the conditions observed by the NIOSH hazard evaluation personnel. Worker exposures to benzene (71432), bis-chloromethyl-ether (542881), 2,6-ditert-butyl-p-cresol (128370), carbon-monoxide (630080), formaldehyde (50000), hydrogen- chloride (7647010), hydrogen-cyanide (74908), particulates, phthalates, styrene (100425) and vinyl-chloride (75014) were determined by personal and area air sampling. The workers experienced upper respiratory and eye irritation associated with the use of a reground polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) and acrylonitrile (9003569) butadiene-polystyrene material. The use of this material has been discontinued.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-76-28-332; Region-5; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Occupational-health; Organic-solvents; Respiratory-irritation; Inorganic-acids; Plasticizers; Vinyl-resins; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Styrene-resins; Preventive-medicine; Author Keywords: Benzene; Bis-Chloromethyl Ether; 2,6-Ditert-Butyl-P-Cresol; BHT; Carbon Monoxide; Formaldehyde; Hydrogen Chloride; Hydrogen Cyanide; Nuisance Particulate; Phthalates; Styrene; Vinyl Chloride; Mucous Membrane; Upper Respiratory Irritation; Eye Irritation; PVC-ABS
CAS No.
71-43-2; 542-88-1; 128-37-0; 630-08-0; 50-00-0; 7647-01-0; 74-90-8; 100-42-5; 75-01-4; 9002-86-2; 9003-56-9
Publication Date
19760901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-269111
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-28-332
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2969
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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