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In-depth industrial hygiene survey report on styrene exposure at The Bertram Yacht Company, Miami, Florida.

Authors
Crandall MS
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 78-31, 1980 Mar; :1-43
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NIOSHTIC No.
00124039
Abstract
Worker exposures to styrene (100425) and acetone (67641) were determined at The Bertram Yacht Company (SIC-3732) in Miami, Florida, on February 13 to 15, 1979. The survey was part of a NIOSH study of the health effects of occupational styrene exposure. Approximately 615 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the production area that was surveyed. The company maintained a safety and industrial hygiene program, and medical services were provided by a licensed nurse, employees trained in first aid, and a local clinic. Styrene concentrations ranged from none detected to 121 parts per million (ppm), compared with the OSHA standard of 100ppm. Acetone concentrations ranged from none detected to 288ppm, below the OSHA standard of 1000ppm. The author recommends the initiation of a respiratory program, and the use of impermeable gloves by appropriate personnel.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-surveys; Shipbuilding-industry; Plastics; Organic-solvents
CAS No.
100-42-5; 67-64-1
Publication Date
19800331
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-151555
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-78-31
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3732
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
FL; OH
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