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Industrial hygiene survey of B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company, polyvinyl chloride operations, Pedricktown, New Jersey.

Authors
Jones J
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 49-17, 1975 Oct; :1-18
NIOSHTIC No.
00106832
Abstract
Worker exposures to vinyl-chloride (75014) (VC) were determined at the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company (SIC-2821), Polyvinyl Chloride Operations, in Pedricktown, New Jersey from August 5 to 9, 1974. About 50 employees were assigned to the polyvinyl-chloride polymerization areas that were surveyed. The company maintained formal medical, industrial hygiene, and safety programs. VC sample concentrations ranged from nondetectable to 245.0 parts per million (ppm) with most samples below the 50ppm OSHA standard. Noise levels ranged from 71 to 106 decibels relative to the A-weighted scale. The author notes that exhaust ventilation modifications in progress at this facility should reduce VC concentrations to the proposed OSHA standard of 1.0ppm.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Plastics; Region-2; Workplace-studies; Health-surveys; Air-quality-measurement; Noise-pollution; Industrial-processes; Occupational-health-programs
CAS No.
75-01-4
Publication Date
19751001
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-228959
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-49-17
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
SIC Code
2821
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; OH
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