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An idustrial hygiene study of Ethylene Dibromide at DuPont, Deepwater, New Jersey.

Authors
Tanita R; Rumsey DW
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 64-13, 1977 Nov; :1-48
NIOSHTIC No.
00109218
Abstract
Worker exposures to ethylene-dibromide (106934) (EDB) were determined at the DuPont Chambers Works facility (SIC-286) in Deepwater, New Jersey, from July 6 to 8, 1977. The survey was part of a NIOSH industry wide study of the health effects of occupational EDB exposure. The facility employed about 6,700 workers with 88 workers potentially exposed to EDB. The company had a formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Personnel records provided demographic information and department assignment records. The 8 hour time weighted average concentrations of EDB were determined from personal breathing zone. Median EDB exposures for the blend operator, reactor operator, compound bulk operator, laboratory technician, drum loader, raw materials handler, relief operator, and drum processing operator were 0.006, 0.002, 0.004, 0.0004, 0.014, exposures were well below the OSHA standard of 20ppm. The authors conclude that engineering and personal protection controls are adequate to maintain acceptable worker exposures to EDB.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Organic-chemicals; Region-2; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs
CAS No.
106-93-4
Publication Date
19771101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-231334
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-64-13; Contract-210-76-0162
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
286
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; OH
Performing Organization
SRI International, Menlo Park, California
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