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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of E.I. duPont deNemours and Company, Sabine River Works, Orange, Texas.
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 147-32, 1986 Apr; :1-19
A walk through survey was conducted at EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (SIC-2869), Orange, Texas in August, 1985. The purpose of the survey was to obtain information on the adiponitrile (111693) production process and evaluate the potential for exposure to 1,3- butadiene (106990). Bulk adiponitrile samples were analyzed for 1,3- butadiene. Adiponitrile was produced by reacting 1,3-butadiene with hydrogen-cyanide (74908). All pumps handling 1,3-butadiene were equipped with dual mechanical seals. Company air monitoring data for all job classifications for the preceding 2 years showed time weighted average 1,3-butadiene exposures at or below 1 part per million. No residual 1,3-butadiene was detected in the bulk adiponitrile samples. The company employed 2,100 workers, of which 305 were dedicated to adiponitrile production. Personnel records were maintained on terminated as well as current employees. Approximately 4,000 records were on file, dating back to 1946. All employees received periodic physicals as well as pre placement examinations. Production area employees were required to wear approved safety equipment, such as glasses, hard hats, and steel toe safety shoes. The authors conclude that the facility should be given an in depth industrial hygiene survey. No exposure related recommendations are given.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Exposure-levels; Air-sampling; Biological-monitoring; Occupational-exposure; Region-6; Safety-research; Analytical-methods
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