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In-depth industrial hygiene survey report on styrene exposures at Chrysler Boat Corporation, Plano, Texas.

Authors
Crandall MS
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 78-27, 1979 Oct; :1-36
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NIOSHTIC No.
00111590
Abstract
Worker exposures to styrene (100425) were determined at Chrysler Boat Corporation (SIC-3079) in Plano, Texas, from January 30 to February 1, 1979. The survey was undertaken as part of a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational styrene exposure. Approximately 56 of the workers at this facility were assigned to the resin laminating operations that were surveyed. Charcoal tube personal samples from styrene ranged from 29.5 to 158 parts per million (ppm), with a mean of 90.1 ppm; the OSHA standard is 100ppm. Personal acetone (67641) samples ranged from 16.5 to 351ppm, well below the OSHA standard of 1000ppm. The author recommends improvements in exhaust ventilation and proper use of respirators to reduce worker exposures to styrene.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Industrial-processes; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Synthetic-materials
CAS No.
100-42-5; 67-64-1
Publication Date
19791002
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-151770
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-78-27
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3079
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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