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Methylene chloride survey report task II, Celanese Fibers Company, Celriver Plant, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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 102.17.10, 1978 Sep; :1-20
A survey was conducted to determine background levels of methylene- chloride (75092) at the Celriver Facility of Celanese Fibers Company (SIC-2823) in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on July 18, 1978. The facility employed approximately 920 workers; of them working continuously in the area where methylene-chloride was used. No personal protective equipment was used in an enclosed plumbing system. During filter press cleaning, however, workers were protective gloves and a local exhaust system was used to remove solvent vapors. The general house keeping in the facility was very good and a functioning safety and environmental program was in effect. Physical examinations and medical emergencies were handled by a local clinic and full time nurses. Atmospheric samples contained between 49 and 685 parts per million of methylene- chloride. Acetone (67641) was also detected in concentrations of less than 3 to 609 parts per million. The author recommends that this facility be considered for a further more detailed industrial hygiene survey.
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