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Industrial hygiene survey at Virginia Chemicals, Inc., Portsmouth, Virginia.

Authors
NIOSH
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 50-13, 1977 May; :1-14
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NIOSHTIC No.
00106929
Abstract
Worker exposures to fluorotrichloromethane (75694) (F-11), dichlorodifluoromethane (75718) (F-12), methylene-chloride (75092), trichloroethylene (79016), perchloroethylene (127184) and 1,1,1- trichloroethane (71556) were surveyed at Virginia Chemicals Incorporated (SIC-2869) in Portsmouth, Virginia, on September 28 and 29, 1976. The facility produced spray insecticides, spray and liquid solvents and refrigerant gas. A local physician provided medical service, but there was no industrial hygiene program. The company employed 23 workers. Air samples were collected by adsorption on charcoal and were analyzed by gas chromatography. OSHA standards for F-11, F-12, methylene-chloride, 1,1,1- trichloroethane, perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene were 1000, 1000, 100, 350, 100 and 100 parts per million (ppm), respectively. Corresponding concentrations of these substances found in the air samples ranged from 0.7 to 15.5, 6.2 to 53.9, 5.6 to 14.0, 0.9 to 10.2, 0.2 to 0.7 and 2.0 to 5.1ppm. The author concludes that existing control efforts at this facility are effective and should be maintained.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Organic-chemicals; Region-3; Workplace-studies; Health-services; Occupational-health-programs; Control-methods; Air-contamination; Air-sampling
CAS No.
75-69-4; 75-71-8; 75-09-2; 79-01-6; 127-18-4; 71-55-6
Publication Date
19770501
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-244006
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-50-13
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
SIC Code
2869
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
VA; OH
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