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Criteria for a recommended standard... occupational exposure to ketones.
Allen N; Barnes RL; Billmaier DJ; Brookman RS; Couri D; DiVincenzo GD; MacEwen JD; Pagnooto LD
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-173, 1978 Jul; :1-252
Recommended standards and criteria to prevent hazardous workplace exposure to ketones are presented. Information on the biological effects of ketones is included along with data on environmental sampling, analysis, and control. Guidelines for permissible workplace ketone concentrations, medical monitoring procedures, labeling and posting, protective clothing, and environmental monitoring and recordkeeping requirements are provided. Exposure limits are given for acetone (67641), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), methyl-n-propyl-ketone (107879) methyl-n-butyl-ketone (591786), methyl-n-amyl-ketone (110430), methyl-n-amyl-ketone (110430), methyl- isobutyl-ketone (108101), methyl-isoamyl-ketone (110123), diisobutyl- ketone (108838), cyclohexanone (108941), mesityl-oxide (141797), diacetone-alcohol (123422) and isophorone (78591). Sampling and analysis techniques for selected ketones are detailed, and a sample material safety data sheet is included.
NIOSH-Criteria-Document; Standards; Toxicology; Control-technology; Toxic-materials; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hygiene; Epidemiology; Medical-monitoring; Humans; Protective-equipment
67-64-1; 78-93-3; 107-87-9; 591-78-6; 110-43-0; 110-43-0; 108-10-1; 110-12-3; 108-83-8; 108-94-1; 141-79-7; 123-42-2; 78-59-1
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-173; Contract-099-74-0031
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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