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Walk-through survey report of Georgia Pacific Chemical and Resin Div., Crossett, Arkansas.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 125-11, 1980 May; :1-9
Worker exposures to formaldehyde (50000) were determined at the Georgia Pacific Chemical and Resin Division (SIC-2829), in Crossett, Arkansas on January 31 and February 1, 1980. The facility was under consideration for inclusion in an in depth study of occupational exposure to formaldehyde. The division employed 70 workers, and manufactured formaldehyde by the catalytic vapor phase oxidation of methanol. No formal industrial hygiene monitoring program existed, but a safety program provided workers with protective clothing and equipment. Exposure control methods primarily involved ventilation and work practices. Personal samples for formaldehyde ranged from 1.08 to 1.71 parts per million. The authors conclude that there is a potential for chronic low level exposure to formaldehyde. This facility is not suitable for inclusion in the NIOSH carcinogenesis study of formaldehyde because of the small number of exposed workers. Periodic personal monitoring for formaldehyde exposure is recommended.
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