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Industrial Hygiene Report, Comprehensive Survey of Wood Preservative at Bell Lumber and Pole, New Brighton, Minnesota.
NIOSH 1980 Jul:22 pages
Worker exposures to pentachlorophenol (87865) were determined at the Bell Lumber and Pole Company (SIC-2491) in New Brighton, Minnesota on July 19 and 20, 1980. Fifteen of 27 personnel worked in the yard on pole preparation and treatment. The facility had no formal medical program, and there was no facility physician. A management union safety committee was used to discuss existing or potential hazards and establish policies. Hard hats were required in the yard area, and the use of safety shoes, boots and eye protection was encouraged. Pentachlorophenol concentrations ranged from 275.0 to 4.9 micrograms per cubic meter for the treatment operator filling a horizontal tank with hot pentachlorophenol oil and the treatment operator filling the butt tank, respectively. All monitored exposures were within OSHA limits.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Health-surveys; Lumber-industry; Worker-health; Phenolic-compounds;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 pages
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