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Control technology assessment of the pesticides manufacturing and formulating industry.
NIOSH 1980 May; :1-667
A survey was conducted to assess control technology in the pesticide industry (SIC-2879). A total of 20 facilities were visited. The pesticides being manufactured included organochlorines, organophosphates, carbonates, organoarsenicals, anilides, triazines, and other nitrogen based groups. The areas covered in the survey included the manufacturing process, descriptions of principles and practices, modifications to reduce emissions, material handling and generation of contaminants, and handling of waste products. Building designs were examined with a view to assess the adequacy of the ventilation and monitoring systems and maintenance programs, their schedules, procedures and effectiveness. Engineering controls were evaluated in terms of hood designs, ventilation velocities, duct designs, and types of air pollution controls. In the area of industrial hygiene, the facilities were scrutinized for the type of personal protective gear used, medical records and practices, and the type of health care available. The standard operating procedures in case of acute exposure and other emergencies, housekeeping practices, employee educational programs and information dispersion were also examined.
NIOSH-Contract; Control-technology; Pesticide-industry; Health-protection; Safety-practices; Risk-analysis; Control-methods; Work-environment; Occupational-exposure; Industrial-health-programs; Contract-210-77-0093
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