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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Uniflite, Bellingham, Washington.

Authors
Hartle R
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, IWS 78-17-10, 1978 Mar; :1-14
NIOSHTIC No.
00124027
Abstract
Worker exposures to styrene (100425), acetone (67641), toluene (108883), and methyl-ethyl-ketone (78933) (MEK) were determined at Uniflite (SIC-2865) in Bellingham, Washington on February 2, 1978. The company was under consideration for inclusion in a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational styrene exposure. Approximately 86 of the workers were assigned to the plasticizing operations that were surveyed. The company maintained a safety and industrial program, and medical services were provided by private physicians, local hospitals, or workers trained in first aid. Styrene concentrations ranged from 8.7 to 161.3 parts per million (ppm), compared with the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 100ppm. Acetone concentrations ranged from 19.0 to 182.6ppm, compared with the PEL of 200ppm MEK concentrations ranged from 25 to 275ppm, compared with the threshold limit value (TLV) of 200ppm. Toluene concentrations in the range of 10 to 195ppm, were below the TLV of 200ppm. The author concludes that if this facility has the personnel information required for a mortality study, it should be included in the NIOSH study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-10; Organic-solvents; Health-surveys; Plastics
CAS No.
100-42-5; 67-64-1; 108-88-3; 78-93-3
Publication Date
19780301
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-248240
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-78-17-10
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2865
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WA; OH
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