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In-depth industrial hygiene survey report on styrene exposure at Uniflite, Inc., Bellingham, Washington.
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 78-17, 1979 May; :1-51
Worker exposures to styrene (100425) were determined at Uniflite, Incorporated (SIC-3732) in Bellingham, Washington, from August 21 to 24, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational styrene exposure. The company employed 378 workers in the production areas surveyed. The company had a safety and industrial health program. Medical services were furnished by local clinics and workers trained in first-aid. Styrene concentrations in 19 of 171 individual charcoal tube samples exceeded the OSHA standard of 100 parts per million (ppm) for an 8 hour time weighted average. Acetone (67641) samples ranged from 17 to 252 ppm; compared with the OSHA standard of 1000ppm. The authors recommend improved ventilation and use of respirators.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-10; Plastics; Worker-health; Safety-measures; First-aid
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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