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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Union Carbide Corporation, Electronic Components Division, Greenville, South Carolina.

Authors
Boeniger M; Pasquini D
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, IWS 113-20, 1981 Jun; :1-25
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NIOSHTIC No.
00122551
Abstract
A survey was conducted at the Electronic Components Division (SIC- 3675) of the Union Carbide Corporation in Greenville, South Carolina to identify and estimate potential worker exposure to hazardous agents in the tantalum capacitor manufacturing process. The primary potential hazards were exposure to tantalum (7440257) dust and a variety of solvents, epoxies, acids, and soldering fumes. A total of 926 production workers were employed over three shifts. At the time of the survey, no serious deficiencies in the facility safety and health programs were noted. A scheduled sampling routine for both area and personal air samples was being developed. New employees received safety training and monthly safety meetings were attended by all employees. Medical services were performed by a neighborhood health care facility, visiting corporate occupational physicians, full time nurses and workers trained in first aid. The authors note that the most significant cause of occupational illness was dermatitis, but recommended increased air sampling, improved housekeeping, determination of noise levels, and review of all new trial chemicals by the health and safety department before they are approved for procurement.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-surveys; Metal-dusts; Industrial-health-programs; Skin-disorders
CAS No.
7440-25-7
Publication Date
19810629
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-111112
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-113-20
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3675
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
SC; OH
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