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In-depth survey report: control technology assessment of hazardous waste disposal operations in chemicals manufacturing, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, Tennessee.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 103-19b, 1984 Jan; :1-41
An in depth survey was conducted to assess control technology at the hazardous waste disposal operations of Tennessee Eastman Company (SIC-2800), Kingsport, Tennessee in November 1982. Personal and general air samples were analyzed for organic solvents at various sites. Low concentrations of acetic acid (64197), toluene (108883), and acetone (67641) were detected. The design of the incineration facility contained features for the prevention of spills and leaks, fires, and explosions. The features consisted of interlocks and alarms, specialized instrumentation and equipment that detected leaks and spills of liquid wastes, general ventilation in solid wastes storage area, a kiln overpressure relief vent, and a safety belt for workers disposing of fiberglass and sample bottles. Workers at the kiln routinely maintained records on all hazardous wastes that were stored or disposed of recordkeeping made possible the separation of incompatible wastes. Frequent routine inspections of safety and process equipment were conducted. Good work practices were observed. These were attributed in part to the development of a training manual for workers at the site.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Engineering; Exhaust-gases; Industrial-wastes; Waste-disposal-systems; Incinerators; Industrial-hygiene; Region-4
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Field Studies; Control Technology
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