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Industrial hygiene report walk through survey of toluene at General Adhesives and Chemical Company, Nashville, Tennessee, report no. IWS-103-20.

Authors
Patterson-RM
Source
NIOSH 1979 Feb; :1-34
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00111088
Abstract
Worker exposures to toluene (108883) were determined at the General Adhesives and Chemical Company (SIC-2891) in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 17, 1979. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational toluene exposure. Approximately 83 of the employees were assigned to the production areas surveyed. The company had no formal industrial hygiene program although it did maintain a formal safety program. Medical services were furnished by a consulting physician. Personnel records were available for current employees and terminated employees back to 1972. Toluene concentrations measured by charcoal and Draeger tubes ranged from 1 to 34 parts per million (ppm). Total hydrocarbons ranged from 28 to over 400ppm. All measurements were below the threshold limit value. The authors conclude that a determination regarding this facility's suitability for inclusion in the epidemiological study will be made at a later date.
Keywords
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-103-20; Region-4; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0162; Workers; Work-operations; Medical-examinations; Analytical-methods; Threshold-limit-values
CAS No.
108-88-3
Publication Date
19790223
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-248778
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Contract-210-76-0162
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2891
Source Name
NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
State
TN
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