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Epichlorohydrin industrial hygiene survey at Ciba, Geigy Corp. Toms River Chemical Plant, Toms River, New Jersey.
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 58-14, 1977 Mar; :1-14
Worker exposures to epichlorohydrin (106898), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), acetone (67641), methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933) (MEK), and methyl-cellosolve (109864) were investigated at Ciba Geigy Corporation (SIC-2821) Toms River Chemical Facility in Toms River, New Jersey from May 10 to 13, 1976. About 60 workers were employed in epoxy resin production. Medical services were provided by two part time physicians, a nursing staff and an X-ray technical. There was no formal industrial hygiene program. Dust respirators were used by operators who were handling chemicals. Concentrations of epichlorohydrin, MEK and methyl-cellosolve were not detectable. Concentrations of toluene and acetone ranged from 0.25 to 13.5 and concentration of xylene was 0.81ppm. The OSHA standard for epichlorohydrin is 5.0ppm; standards for the other chemicals are not included, however, all exposures were below permissible limits.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Synthetic-resins; Region-2; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Occupational-health-programs; Protective-equipment
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