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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-1-426, Firestone Synthetic Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio.

Authors
Burroughs-GE
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-77-1-426 1977 Sep; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00074926
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on December 2, 1976, and March 2-4, 1977, at the Firestone Synthetic Rubber Company (SIC-2822), in Akron. The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized employee representative stating that workers "have complained of eye injury including double vision, dizziness, nausea, and respiratory difficulty", and that workers were concerned about currently reported leukemia among styrene butadiene rubber workers. Environmental sampling revealed that the employees were not exposed to toxic concentrations of styrene (100425), butadiene (106990), vinyl-cyclohexene (100403), toluene (108883), dimethylpyridine (108485), cyclooctadiene, benzene (71432) and vinyl-pyridine (1337811). However, one welder is thought to suffer occasionally from fume metal fever based on symptomatology. Recommendations are made for improving exhaust ventilation and continuous monitoring for contaminants.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-1-426; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Industrial-plants; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Air-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Organic-solvents; Organic-compounds; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Author Keywords: Synthetic Rubber; Styrene; Butadiene; Vinyl Cyclohexene; Toluene; Dimethylpyridine; Cyclooctadiene; Benzene; Vinyl Pyridine
CAS No.
100-42-5; 106-99-0; 100-40-3; 108-88-3; 108-48-5; 71-43-2; 1337-81-1
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-137426
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-1-426
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2822
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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