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Industrial Hygiene Report: Walkthrough Survey of Toluene at National Starch and Chemical Co., National Adhesives Div., Plainfield, New Jersey.
NIOSH 1978 Oct:18 pages
A preliminary industrial hygiene evaluation was conducted at the National Starch and Chemical Company (SIC-2891) in Plainfield, New Jersey on October 3 and 4, 1978. The evaluation was part of an industry wide study to document worker exposure to toluene (108883). The facility manufactures toluene based adhesives for polymerization and for rubber based solution polymers and contains approximately 31 employees who may be exposed to toluene. Toluene concentrations ranged from approximately 6 to 12 parts per million (ppm) in the polymerization department and from approximately 5 to 8ppm in the department where rubbers are dissolved. The authors conclude that toluene exposure in this facility is minimal. They recommend that a more detailed industrial hygiene survey be conducted to properly characterize exposures, especially for specific job functions.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-103-10; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0162; Adhesives-and-sealants; Chemical-factory-workers; Exposure-limits; Industrial-processes; Chemical-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Safety-practices; Region-2;
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NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NIOSH Contract No. 210-76-0162, 18 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division