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Walk-through survey of American Synthetic Rubber Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky.

Authors
Young RJ; Behrens V
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 53-12, 1978 Feb; :1-20
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NIOSHTIC No.
00107314
Abstract
Worker exposure to styrene (100425) and butadiene (106990) was determined at the American Synthetic Rubber Corporation (SIC-2822) in Louisville, Kentucky from May 11 to 12, 1976. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH environmental and epidemiological study of workers exposed to styrene-butadiene rubber. A company doctor was employed, and workers received medical examinations prior to employment. Personnel records included demographic information and job classifications. Styrene and butadiene were below federal standards for the seven workers who were monitored. The charcoal (16291966) tube sampling method with one tube set at a flow rate of 55 cubic centimeters per minute was adequate. The authors conclude that a suitable population exists for a retrospective cohort mortality study. They recommend improvements be made in housekeeping, maintenance, and sanitation throughout the factory.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Rubber-industry; Region-4; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs
CAS No.
100-42-5; 106-99-0; 16291-96-6
Publication Date
19780208
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-179730
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-53-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2822
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; OH
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