Benzyl Chloride Survey Report at Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NIOSH 1976 Nov:13 pages
A meeting was held at the Rohm and Haas Company (SIC-2819) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1976 to determine if a detailed industrial hygiene survey to quantify worker exposure to benzyl-chloride (100447) was justified. The site discussed employed about 2000 workers of which 150 had a potential for exposure to benzyl-chloride. Preemployment physicals were required and biannual physicals (annual for workers over 40 years of age) were offered to all employees. Monitoring of workplace air for benzyl-chloride was conducted by the company's industrial hygiene staff. At the facility discussed, benzyl-chloride was used intermittently in a closed loop batch process. Air monitoring detected less than 0.1 to 36l3 parts per million benzyl-chloride, but the concentrations became almost insignificant when taken on a time weighted basis because of the intermittency of exposure. The author concludes that there is no need for a detailed study of this facility.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Health-surveys; Chemical-industry-workers; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Occupational-medicine;
NTIS Accession No.
Sanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, 13 pages