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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Union Carbide Corporation, Sisterville, West Virginia, Chlorosilane Production.

Authors
Briggs T
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 68-27, 1979 Apr; :1-17
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NIOSHTIC No.
00109217
Abstract
Work exposures to potentially hazardous chemical and physical agents were determined at the Union Carbide Corporation (SIC-286) in Sisterville, West Virginia, on March 27, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH health study of the emerging energy technology industry. The company employed about 150 workers assigned to production operations. A formal safety and industrial hygiene program was maintained by the company, and medical services were provided by a consulting physician and a full-time nurse. A complete medical and employment history was maintained for each employee. Silicon (7440213) dust accumulations were seen throughout the building, and constituted the primary health hazard. Hydrochloric-acid (7647010), which was received as a raw material for processing, was considered a minimal health hazard, with few opportunities for exposure and very limited personnel interaction with process equipment. The author concludes that the production process appears to be well designed and maintained, and that no serious industrial hygiene hazards exist. No further evaluation of this facility is warranted.
Keywords
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Organic-chemicals; Region-3; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs
CAS No.
7440-21-3; 7647-01-0
Publication Date
19790430
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-104472
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-68-27
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
286
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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