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Health hazard evaluation report: MHETA-88-067-2059, Island Creek Coal, Bayard, West Virginia.
Ferguson R; Lyman M
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MHETA 88-067-2059, 1990 Jul; :1-7
In response to a request from the United Mine Workers of America, a study was undertaken of Enerlink-FC-11301, a product used at the Island Creek Coal (SIC-1221) company's Bayard, West Virginia coal preparation facility. The product was used as a freeze conditioning agent which was sprayed onto the coal before it was loaded into rail cars. Bulk sample analysis revealed the compound to contain diethylene-glycol (111466). There were no federal standards for exposure to this chemical. An industrial hygiene survey was conducted to evaluate exposure to the product during application to coal. Medical records were evaluated. The authors conclude that the health risk posed by diethylene-glycol exposures is minimal. They recommend that the facility provide personal protective equipment to minimize skin exposures and follow the information provided in the material safety data sheets on the use of the product.
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