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Industrial hygiene report comprehensive survey of wood preservative treatment facility at Santa Fe Centralized Tie Plant, Somerville, Texas.

Authors
Todd AS; Timbie CY
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 110-20a, 1980 Dec; :1-21
NIOSHTIC No.
00124033
Abstract
Worker exposures to creosote (8021394) were determined at the Santa Fe Centralized Tie Facility (SIC-2491) in Somerville, Texas, on October 6 to 7, 1980. The survey was part of a NIOSH study entitled Industrial Hygiene Assessment of New Agents. The facility employed approximately 158 workers, most of whom worked in production operations. The company maintained a medical, and a safety and industrial health program. Creosote concentrations ranged from current occupational limit of 0.2mg/m3 established for coal tar pitch volatiles. The authors conclude that most of the environmental data indicates good airborne control of creosote exposure. They recommend the availability of work uniforms, employee showering after work shifts, and engineering modifications to reduce the risk of creosote exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Health-surveys; Lumber-industry; Air-sampling
CAS No.
8021-39-4
Publication Date
19801231
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-133892
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-110-20a
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2491
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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