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Technical assistance report no. TA-78-40, The Strip Joint, Wickford, Rhode Island.

Authors
Moseley CL
Source
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
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123442
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-78-40; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-1; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Health-surveys
CAS No.
1330-20-7; 68-12-2
Publication Date
19781001
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-199662
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-78-40
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
7641
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
RI; OH
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division