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Union Carbide Corporation, Institute, West Virginia: Task II ethylene oxide survey report of the plant contact.

Authors
Lovegren BC; Koketsu M
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 67-17a, 1977 Aug; :1-20
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00109220
Abstract
Worker exposures to ethylene-oxide (75218) and its derivatives were determined at Union Carbide Corporation (SIC-286) in Institute, West Virginia, on June 15 and 16, 1977. About 1,840 workers were employed, and the company provided safety and industrial hygiene programs. Medical services were furnished by two full time physicians and nine nurses. Samples taken at three work sites contained ethylene-oxide concentrations of less than 1 part per million (ppm), compared with the OSHA standard of 50ppm. The author concludes that further evaluation of ethylene-oxide exposure at this facility is not warranted.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Organic-chemicals; Region-3; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes
CAS No.
75-21-8
Publication Date
19770824
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-106709
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-67-17a
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
286
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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