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Industrial hygiene survey report of BASF Corporation Coatings and Coolants Division, Anaheim, CA.
Piacitelli G; Votaw D; Krishnan R
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 134-20-18, 1989 Feb; :1-17
A visit to the BASF Corporation Coatings and Coolants Division (SIC- 2851), Anaheim, California was conducted as part of an effort to locate companies to include in a larger study of the hazards to workers exposed to any of four ethylene-glycol ethers. The facility manufactured paint and allied products at this site. The only ethylene-glycol ether still used at the site was 2-ethoxyethyl- acetate (2-EEA) (111159); the average concentration in container coatings was 21 percent. Full shift exposures to 2-EEA ranged from exposure measured was 1.85 parts per million. Engineering controls in operation at the site included local exhaust ventilation, a general dilution heating and air conditioning system, floor exhausts and a makeup air supply system. Personal protective equipment supplied to the workers included coveralls, safety glasses, lab coats, disposable gloves, and disposable respirators. Due to the generally low exposures to 2-EEA and the small number of potentially exposed workers at this facility, the authors recommend that this company not be included in the further indepth study.
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