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Walk-Through Survey Report of Solvent Resource Recovery, Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio.
NIOSH 1982 May:14 pages
An investigative survey of solvent recycling operations was conducted at Solvent Resource Recovery, Incorporated (SIC-4953), West Carrollton, Ohio on January 20, 1982. There were 18 workers employed at the facility. There was no industrial hygiene program and no formal medical program. Personnel were trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and a full time physician was on call. The primary engineering control methods consisted of hard piping of the entire processing system from dirty material storage, and outdoor operation. A vapor suppression system was used for loading and unloading dirty or clean material in storage areas. The system was designed to recycle head space vapor from the tanker or storage tank during operations rather than venting to atmosphere. Protective equipment included uniforms, safety glasses and shoes, hard hats, gloves, and respirators. Respirator cartridges were changed after two or three uses. Emergency self contained breathing apparatus was available. The author concludes that this is a clean and efficiently run facility. He recommends collection of baseline data concerning exposure to volatile organic hydrocarbons as indicators of control effectiveness and for future comparison. The company should be included in future studies of the solvent recovery industry.
NIOSH-Author; Control-technology; Personal-protective-equipment; Chemical-processing; Solvents; Industrial-exposures; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Ventilation; Work-practices; Region-5;
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
Engineering Control Technology Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NTIS PB83-181-099, 14 pages
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