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Technical assistance report: TA-80-77-853, Chemical Control Corporation, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Authors
Costello-RJ; Melius-J
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 80-77-853, 1981 Apr; :1-32
NIOSHTIC No.
00116698
Abstract
Environmental air samples were obtained and respiratory protective equipment was evaluated during hazardous waste removal from the Chemical Control Corporation (SIC-4783) in Elizabeth, New Jersey, from June 9 to June 16, 1980. The evaluation was requested by the State of New Jersey Department of Health on behalf of an unspecified number of workers after an explosion and fire of sealed chemical wastes at the facility. No overexposures to chemical substances were found. Two incidents of suspected respiratory protective equipment failure were confirmed. Several incidents of worker hospitalizations possibly resulted from heat stress. The authors conclude that a health hazard from hazardous chemicals did not exist at this facility but that programs for worker respiratory protection heat stress, and air monitoring were inadequate. They recommend implementation of a training program for respirator use, procedures for heat stress abatement, medical monitoring of affected workers, and implementation of a program for heat stress monitoring.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-77-853; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Region-2; Personal-protective-equipment; Heat-stress; Health-surveys
Publication Date
19810401
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-209578
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
TA-80-77-853
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4783
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; OH
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