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In-Depth Industrial Hygiene Survey Report on Styrene Exposure at Uniflite, Inc., Bellingham, Washington.
NIOSH 1979 May:51 pages
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; IWS-78-17;
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NIOSH, Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazards Evaluations, and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 51 pages, 7 references
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division