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Establishing a protocol from laboratory studies to be used in field sampling operations.
Grote-AA; Kim-WS; Kupel-RE
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1978 Nov; 39(11):880-884
Laboratory studies carried out to establish a protocol to be used in field sampling operations in the plastic and rubber molding operations are reported. Plastic materials such as polystyrene (9003536) and polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) mixtures, Plexiglas (9008291), nylon, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) polypropylene (9003070), polyethylene (9002884), and polyphenylene- oxide were heated at injection molding temperatures. Qualitative analysis of samples generated from these plastics indicated the nature of the released materials and the potential exposures to the worker. Charcoal tube samples collected at a tire molding and a rubber producing company were submitted to the laboratory for qualitative gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Data concerning potentially toxic substances were then compiled. The compounds that could be produced from the plastics were identified, and the industrial hygienist was able to choose an appropriate sampling media to be used in obtaining field samples.
NIOSH-Author; Rubber-industry; Polymers; Industrial-processes; Safety-engineering; Hazardous-materials; Industrial-hygiene; Sampling-methods
9003-53-6; 9002-86-2; 9008-29-1; 9003-07-0; 9002-88-4
Issue of Publication
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division