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Survey of Ameron, Inc. Brea, California.

Authors
Marceleno T; Mallov JS
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 47-10b, 1975 Apr; :1-58
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NIOSHTIC No.
00107092
Abstract
Worker exposures to organic solvents were surveyed on May 8 and 9, and June 4 to 7, 1974 at Ameron, Incorporated (SIC-2879) in Brea, California. The company employed 399 workers. Personal and area air samples were analyzed along with bulk samples. Twenty nine workers underwent neurologic evaluation. Concentrations of methyl- butyl-ketone (591786), acetone (67641), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933), methyl-isobutyl-ketone (108101), isopropanol (67630), xylene (1330207), ethyl-amyl-ketone (110430), styrene (100425) and butyl- cellosolve (111762) were well below exposure standards (unspecified). Mild neurologic disturbances found in three workers were due to factors other than methyl-butyl-ketone exposure. The authors conclude that no hazard from organic solvent vapor exposure exists at the company. They recommend that solvents not be used for hand cleaning and that workers be educated on the hazards of solvent exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Region-9; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Occupational-health-programs
CAS No.
591-78-6; 67-64-1; 78-93-3; 108-10-1; 67-63-0; 1330-20-7; 110-43-0; 100-42-5; 111-76-2
Publication Date
19750401
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-106351
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
IWS-47-10b
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
SIC Code
2879
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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