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Industrial hygiene survey report, Olin Corporation, Moundsville, West Virginia.

Authors
Boeniger M
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 143-12, 1984 Mar; :1-18
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134877
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey at the Olin Corporation (SIC-2869), Moundsville, West Virginia was conducted in August 1983 to determine if a health hazard existed from 4,4'-methylenedianiline (101779) (MDA). The facility employed 300 workers, most of whom were middle aged. Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for MDA. Dermal samples were also analyzed for MDA. Ventilation measurements were made. All air, environmental, and dermal samples showed MDA exposures to be less than the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommended standard of were probably low due to problems with sample loss in the analytical method for MDA. The analytical results for the other samples were considered to be reliable. Air velocity measurements showed ventilation rates in several locations, especially the drumming operation, to be less than the 100 feet per minute recommended by ACGIH. The author concludes that dermal contact with MDA probably affected only six employees. Recommendations include improved exhaust ventilation and the use of personal protective equipment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-study; Chemical-processing; Workers; Workplace-studies; Environmental-exposure; Ventilation; IWS-143-12; Region-3
CAS No.
101-77-9
Publication Date
19840301
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-243237
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-143-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2869
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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