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, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Environmental Investigations Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 pages