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Walkthrough Survey of Agrico Chemical Company.
NIOSH 1975 Aug:5 pages
The Agrico Chemical Company (SIC-2879) of Pierce Chemical Works in Pierce, Florida, was surveyed from May 12 to 15, 1975, for inclusion in a comprehensive field study of wet chemical fertilizer processing facilities in Central Florida. The company employed over 12,000 workers and contracted a clinic to provide preemployment physical examinations and emergency care. First aid was administered by certified personnel and an accident prevention training program, a full time safety engineer, and protective equipment were provided. During the manufacture of wet chemical fertilizer, potential hazardous exposure to sulfuric-acid (7664939) mists, phosphoric-acid (7664382) mists, fluorides, trace metals, radiation, and dust particles were present. The authors recommend further study of this facility.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; IWS-57-11;
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NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Environmental Investigations Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 pages
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