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Walk-through survey, General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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
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.
NIOSH-Publication; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-1; Plastics; Liver-cancer; Carcinogens; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Polymers; Air-contamination; Electrical-industry
9002-86-2; 75-01-4; 8030-84-0
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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