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Control technology assessment for coal gasification and liquefaction processes, Cresap Test Facility, Cresap, West Virginia.

Authors
Telesca DR
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, CT 119-18a, 1982 Mar; :1-58
NIOSHTIC No.
00133171
Abstract
A survey was conducted of control technologies at the Cresap Test Facility, Liquefied Coal Development Corporation (SIC-5161), in Cresap, West Virginia on April 16 to 19, 1979. The control of worker exposures to hazardous chemical and physical agents was assessed. In the coal preparation area, potential hazards were dust, noise, trace elements, and ionizing radiation. In the fractionation and hydrogenation section, hazards arose from polynuclear aromatics, aromatic amines, and other solvents and hydrogen-sulfide (7783064) (H2S). In the carbonization section, there were the hazards mentioned in addition to trace elements and ionizing radiation. Mercaptans, noise, and H2S were hazards in the environmental units. There was an established program for personal protective equipment. The tank and vessel entry permit procedures and respirator program were rated above average. The author recommends comprehensive industrial hygiene monitoring to establish baseline measurements and to characterize all suspected hazards. A standardized checklist of examinations and diagnostic tests is recommended for use by the company physician.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Contract; Control-technology; Field-Study; Coal-gasification; Fuel-production; Safety-equipment; Health-programs; Occupational-hazards; Safety-practices; Industrial-hazards; Region-3
CAS No.
7783-06-4
Publication Date
19820301
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-183300
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
CT-119-18a; Contract-210-78-0084
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
5161
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH; MD
Performing Organization
Enviro Control, Rockville, Maryland
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