HHE Determination Report No. HHE-76-63-487, BASF Wyandotte Corporation, South Kearny, New Jersey.
NIOSH 1978 May:7 pages
As indicated by data previously determined by NIOSH, a health hazard evaluation of the BASF Wyandotte Corporation (SIC-2824), South Kearny, New Jersey, was performed to investigate hazardous exposures to vinylidene-chloride (9002851) by screening workers for evidence of liver malfunction. All workers were invited to participate in the evaluation. Testing consisted of a questionnaire regarding occupational/medical history, and blood analyses of total bilirubin, serum-glutamic-oxalic-transaminase, serum-glutamic-pyruvic- transaminase, alkaline-phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl- transpeptidase. Of 300 workers currently employed, 256 participated. Of those participating 75 had at least one blood test result that was above the upper limit of the control values. Workers in the Pa-Dop plant had the largest number of liver abnormalities than any other area of the plant. Agents responsible for this difference have not been identified. It was recommended that the Pa-Dop plant be monitored through medical screening and industrial hygiene to more completely classify its environment.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Medical-examinations; Blood-chemical-analysis; Analysis; Blood-tests; Blood-sampling; Chemical-processing-industry; Vinylidene-chloride-copolymers; Vinylidene-chloride-resins; Polyvinylidene-chloride; HHE-76-63-487; Meyer-C; Hazard-Confirmed;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, HHE-76-63-487, 7 pages