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Walk-through Survey Report American Cyanamid Co., Fibers Division, Santa Rosa Plant, Milton, Florida.
NIOSH 1978 Apr:7 pages
An industrial hygiene survey to assess personnel records and possible exposure to acrylonitrile (107131) (AN) in the American Cyanimid Co., Fibers Division, Santa Rosa Plant, Milton, Florida, as guides to their usefulness in a retrospective cohort mortality/industrial hygiene study is reported. The facility is involved in the manufacture of acrylic and modacrylic fibers (SIC- 2824). Area sampling has been operated by plant personnel since 1974. A regular personal sampling program began in January, 1977. Exposures to AN in the laboratory average 0.7ppm; those in the plant average 1.6ppm (arithmetic average). Medical examinations have been available optionally to employees but are now mandatory. Medical and personnel files have been maintained on current and terminated employees. It is concluded that the major limitations in the use of the facility for epidemiological studies are its age and size; however, the unconfounded exposure to AN experienced by this population is uncommon, and makes the plant suitable for an industrial hygiene study, if other limitations can be overcome.
NIOSH-Author; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; IWS-84-14; Region-4; Air-sampling; Air-quality-measurement; Hazards; Industrial-medicine; Mortality-data; Vinyl-cyanide; Textile-fibers; Epidemiology; Medical-examinations; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Industrial-factory-workers;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 pages
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