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Industrial Hygiene Report, Preliminary Survey Of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility, Santa Fe Centralized Tie Plant, Somerville, Texas.
NIOSH 1980 Jan:16 pages
A preliminary industrial hygiene survey was conducted at Sante Fe Centralized Tie facility (SIC-2491), Somerville, Texas in October, 1979. Area air monitoring was conducted. The facility treated mixed hardwoods and conifers for cross ties or bridge timbers using petroleum oil/creosote or chromated copper arsenate pressure treatment systems. The facility employed 158 people, of which 138 were production workers and yard personnel. The facility had no formal medical surveillance program. Preemployment and periodic physical examinations were provided by a private physician. Hard hats and safety glasses were required for all employees. Safety shoes were required for new employees. Ear muffs or plugs were available for production employees working at the boring mills or around other excessively noisy machinery. No employee monitoring was ever performed. Air monitoring during the survey was conducted only during creosote treatment. The creosote samples contained The authors note that because the blank filters indicated higher concentrations of extractable material than either sample tube, valid air concentrations could not be calculated.
NIOSH-Contract; Workers; Railroad-industry; Air-monitoring; Respiration; Lung; Workplace-studies; Ventilation; Air-sampling; Railroads; Contract-210-78-0060;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio
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