Industrial Hygiene Report, Preliminary Survey Of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility, Permapost Products Co., Hillsboro, Oregon.
NIOSH 1979 Aug:20 pages
A walk through survey was conducted at Permapost Products Company (SIC-2491), Hillsboro, Oregon in June, 1979. Area air monitoring for pentachlorophenol (87865) was conducted using a NIOSH method and a silica gel tube technique. The facility treated prefabricated bridge structures, playground equipment, picnic tables, and other specialty items with pentachlorophenol or chromated copper arsenate. The facility had no formal medical monitoring program. Audiometric testing was performed annually on a contract basis. The company utilized the local hospital emergency room, located 5 minutes away. Work practices, processing methods, and protective equipment such as cartridge half face respirators, elbow length gloves, and impervious aprons were used to control exposures to the wood preservatives. Pentachlorophenol concentrations ranged from 0.25 to 0.51 milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3) using the NIOSH method and from 0.20 to since they took only a small number of samples, a meaningful comparison of the two analytical methods cannot be made.
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