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Technical Assistance Report, No. TA-80-48, Chemical Recovery Systems, Inc., Elyria, Ohio.

Authors
Albrecht WN
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 80-48, 1980 Jul; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00103111
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for the presence of organic vapors, and explosion measurements were taken on April 23 and 24, 1980, at Chemical Recovery Systems, Inc. (SIC- 2842), Elyria, Ohio. An evaluation request came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement, Hazardous Waste Enforcement Task Force on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Time weighted average concentrations ranged from 9.6 to 28.4 parts per million (ppm) for acetone; 1.9 to 4.5 ppm for 1,1,1- trichloroethane, 3.0 to 37.1 ppm for methylene-chloride; 0.5 to 19.6 ppm for toluene; and 0.3 to 5.6 for xylene. None of these chemical concentrations exceeded their respective OSHA permissible exposure limits of 1000, 350, 100, 100 and 100 ppm. No explosive mixtures were detected. The author concludes that no health hazards associated with exposure to organic solvents or explosives exist at this facility. He recommends that chemical drums be properly stacked and stored.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-48; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-5
Publication Date
19800701
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-167926
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
TA-80-48
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2842
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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