Survey of the beta-Naphthylamine Facilities of the Synalloy Corporation The Blackman Uhler Chemical Division Spartanburg, South Carolina The Augusta Chemical Company Augusta, Georgia.
Donaldson-H; Packer-R; Kronoveter-K
NIOSH 1972:6 pages
Surveys of the beta-naphthylamine facilities of the Synalloy Corporation (SIC-2865) plants at Augusta, Georgia and Spartanburg, South Carolina were conducted January 19 to 20, 1972. The facilities and processes used in the production of beta- naphthylamine (91598) are described, and medical aspects are discussed. If the manufacture and use of beta-naphthylamine is to continue it is strongly recommended that the plant utilize a totally enclosed method, which involves the manufacture of the intermediate and use of the material to make the final product at one plant site only. If a totally closed system of producing beta-naphthylamine is not adopted, then the bulk of the evidence indicates that this type of operation is too hazardous to continue. Even if the closed system is technically feasible, it must be remembered that there is no available information on the amount of beta-naphthylamine that can safely be absorbed into the human body.
NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Author; IWS-94-10; Field-Study; Region-4; Carcinogens; Dye-industry; Aromatic-amines; Chemical-processing-industry; Environmental-contaminants; Work-operations;
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages