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Industrywide Studies Report of an In-Depth Industrial Hygiene Survey of the Texaco Chemical Company, Port Neches, Texas, Report No. IWS- 147-14B.
Ungers-LJ; Fajen-JM; Roberts-D
NIOSH 1986 Apr:40 pages
In an effort to evaluate worker exposure to 1,3-butadiene (106990) at a monomer production facility and to determine the status and nature of existing engineering controls and industrial hygiene programs, an in depth survey was conducted at Texaco Chemical Company's (SIC-2869) location in Port Neches, Texas. In March of 1980 the facility began recovering 1,3-butadiene from crude ethylene unit byproduct feedstreams purchased from outside producers. Employee 8 hour time weighted average exposures varied greatly across different job categories. Laboratory technicians performing sample cylinder cleaning had the highest mean exposure, 125 parts per million (ppm) of any job category. Process technicians in the loading area had the second highest mean exposure at 64ppm. Mean area concentrations in those work environments measured during normal operating conditions were found to be below 2ppm, with the exception of the laboratory area used to conduct dry analyses which had a mean concentration of 5.1ppm. Recommendations are made to lower the exposure levels at this facility.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-147-14B; Region-6; Control-technology; Chemical-industry-workers; Chemical-manufacturing-industry;
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Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-147-14B, 40 pages, 9 references
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