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Walk-through survey of Gulf Oil Refinery, Petro-Chemical Division Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Young R; Hartle R
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 61-12, 976 Feb; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
00073719
Abstract
A walk-through survey was conducted at the Gulf Oil Refinery (SIC- 2911), Petro-Chemical Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1975, to ascertain the extent of benzene (71432) exposure and the feasibility of using this facility for a retrospective mortality study. Benzene levels were determined during the production of cumene (98828). The process is described in detail, and information is given on medical, industrial hygiene and safety programs. The major potential safety and health hazards observed were respiratory exposure to benzene vapors, cumene vapors, and toluene (108883), and fire hazards. It is doubtful that this industry alone could be used for a retrospective mortality study. Workers are probably not exposed to high levels of benzene because operations involving benzene are contained and little manual labor is required.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-3; Chemical-industry; Organic-solvents; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Air-contamination; Refineries
CAS No.
71-43-2; 98-82-8; 108-88-3
Publication Date
19760205
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-103110
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-61-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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