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Industrial hygiene survey report at Hercules Incorporated, Savannah, Georgia.
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 58-12, 1977 Mar; :1-15
Worker exposures to epichlorohydrin (106898) were investigated at Hercules Incorporated (SIC-2821) in Savannah, Georgia, on June 17, 1976. Epichlorohydrin was one of the materials used in the production of polyamide resins (Kymenes) used by the paper industry. Two to five Kymene operators and a supervisor were employed over three shifts. A local physician performed pre-employment and annual physical examinations and served as the factory physician. Industrial hygiene service was provided by the corporate medical department. Epichlorohydrin concentrations ranged from undetectable to 0.42 parts per million (ppm). Time weighted average (TWA) concentrations for the 2 Kymene operators were 0.15 and 0.05ppm, respectively. The permissible TWA limit for epichlorohydrin is 5.00ppm. The authors concludes that the existing ventilation control efforts are effective and recommends that they be maintained.
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