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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-77-47-427, The Union 76 Oil Company, Nederland, Texas.

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 77-47-427, 1977 Sep; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
00074935
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on April 5-7, 1977, at the Union 76 Oil Refinery (SIC-2911) near Nederland, Texas. The survey was prompted by a request from representative of the approximately 700 affected employees who were thought to be exposed to a variety of chemical fumes. Environmental sampling for benzene (71432), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), cyclohexane (110827), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), hexane (110543), heptane (142825), ammonia (7664417), sulfuric-acid (7664939), and sodium-hydroxide (1310732) indicated that the employees were not exposed to potentially toxic concentrations of these materials. However, several of the samples analyzed for benzene were near the exposure limit recommended by NIOSH. For this reason, continued monitoring of atmospheric contaminants, particularly benzene, is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-47-427; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-6; Oil-refineries; Petroleum-industry; Organic-solvents; Petroleum-refining; Air-quality-measurement; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Exposure-limits; Petroleum-products; Aliphatic-hydrocarbons; Inorganic-acids; Alkalies; Author Keywords: Refinery; Petroleum; Hydrocarbons; Benzene; Volatile Organic Compounds
CAS No.
71-43-2; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7; 110-82-7; 78-93-3; 110-54-3; 142-82-5; 7664-41-7; 7664-93-9; 1310-73-2
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-137459
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-77-47-427
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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