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Preliminary Industrial Hygiene Survey of Kaiser Aluminum, Chemical Division, Gramercy, Louisiana, Report No. IWS-60-13.
Hartle-R; Boeniger-M; Meinhardt-T
NIOSH :12 pages
A preliminary industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Kaiser Aluminum Company, Chemical Division, Gramercy, Louisiana, to determine whether to include this facility in an epidemiological study of workers exposed to carbon-tetrachloride (56235). At the facility the following products were manufactured: alumina, chlorine, caustic, refrigerants, hydrogen-fluoride, aluminum- fluoride, and calci-coke (a high grade carbon). Raw materials used and possible contaminants included not only carbon-tetrachloride, but also hydrochloric-acid (7647010), ammonium-chloride (12125029), chloroform (67663), hydrogen-fluoride (7664393), antimony-chloride (10025191), and caustic. An industrial hygienist was located at the facility and personal and area air samples were taken regularly in some potentially hazardous areas. A full time nurse was located at the site. Preemployment and periodic physical examinations were required of all workers. The primary potential health hazards existing at the site were related to those involved in the unloading of carbon-tetrachloride from tank trucks to storage areas.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-60-13; Region-6; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Chemical-industry-workers; Lung-irritants; Eye-irritants; Skin-irritants; Skin-exposure; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Epidemiology;
56-23-5; 7647-01-0; 12125-02-9; 67-66-3; 7664-39-3; 10025-19-1;
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Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Report No. IWS-60-13, 12 pages
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division