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Walk through survey report as part of the sulfuric acid study at Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Young M
Source
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 62-17, 1979 Aug; :1-11
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106792
Abstract
Worker exposures to sulfuric-acid (7664939) mists were determined at the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation facility (SIC-3312) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational sulfuric acid exposure. The company employed approximately 5,000 workers. The facility had an established industrial hygiene program and maintained a safety department with a full time physician and a certified industrial hygienist. Personnel records provided demographic information and work histories. Sulfuric acid air samples ranged from 0.039 to 1.2 milligrams per cubic meter. The current OSHA standard is 1.0 milligram per cubic meter. The author concludes that a potential hazard due to sulfuric acid exposure exists, and recommends this site for inclusion in the NIOSH study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Workplace-studies; Occupational-health-programs; Health-services; Standards; Air-quality-measurement; Industrial-processes
CAS No.
7664-93-9
Publication Date
19790806
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-248265
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-62-17
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3312
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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