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In-depth survey report: control technology for fiber reinforced plastics industry, AMF Hatteras Yachts, New Bern Division, New Bern, North Carolina.
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 107-22a, 1984 May; :1-40
Area and breathing zone samples were analyzed for styrene (100425) at AMF Hatteras Yachts (SIC-3079), New Bern, North Carolina, in September, 1983. Control technology at the facility was inspected. Breathing zone styrene concentrations were 8 to 74 parts per million (ppm), the highest concentrations occurring in the lamination and gel coating departments. Area samples ranged from 1 to 20ppm. The OSHA standard is 100ppm. The hull lamination and assembly areas were ventilated by air make up units and exhaust blowers. Air exhausted through the lamination booths in the small parts work area was considerably less than the supply air from the make up units. The air flow in two of the three lamination booths was considered inadequate. Employees in the small parts work area worked upwind of the resin roll. Workers were supplied with protective gloves, safety glasses, and barrier cream. Respirators were available if needed. Industrial hygiene sampling at the facility was supervised by the industrial hygienist. The author concludes that the facility has achieved good control of styrene exposures in the small parts area. Such exposures could be reduced further by improving work practices.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Plastics-industry; Breathing-zone; Ventilation-systems; Industrial-factory-workers; Styrene-resins; Industrial-exposures; Air-contamination; Region-4
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