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Technical assistance report no. TA-78-40, The Strip Joint, Wickford, Rhode Island.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1978 Oct; :1-15
Worker exposures to xylene (1330207) and dimethylformamide (68122) (DMF) were determined at the Strip Joint (SIC-7641) in Wickford, Rhode Island during October, 1978. Xylene concentrations ranged from 1.2 to 28.8 parts per million (ppm), compared with the OSHA recommended criteria of 100ppm. DMF concentrations ranged from 2.1 to 12.5ppm, compared with the OSHA recommended criteria of 10ppm. Review of worker medical records did not reveal any apparent problems from solvent exposure. The author concludes that workers at this facility were not overexposed to solvents. He recommends specific safe solvent handling procedures, engineering controls to reduce solvent exposures, and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
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