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Walk-through survey, General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Authors
Jones JH
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, IWS 49-20, 1974 Nov; :1-22
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00073691
Abstract
A walk-through survey was conducted at the General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, on July 3, 1974, to become familiar with polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) fabrication (SIC-3479) operations, to estimate vinyl-chloride (75014) exposure levels in such operations, and to estimate exposures to vinyl-chloride of a worker who had possibly died of angiosarcoma of the liver. Industrial hygiene, medical and safety programs, and processes are described. Vinyl- chloride environmental levels found in this plant were low. Breathing zone levels varied from none detected to 4.6ppm. The deceased employee probably had a low level intermittent exposure to vinyl-chloride during the period 1938-1963. Other potential health hazards observed during the survey include: respiratory exposure to talc (8030840) in rubber calendering areas, excessive noise exposure in dicing operations, and heat stress in the mixing area of the wire and cable products department.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-1; Plastics; Liver-cancer; Carcinogens; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Polymers; Air-contamination; Electrical-industry
CAS No.
9002-86-2; 75-01-4; 8030-84-0
Publication Date
19741101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-104737
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-49-20
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
SIC Code
3479
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CT; OH
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