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Criteria for a recommended standard: occupational exposure to ethylene glycol monobutyl ether and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-118, 1990 Sep; :1-171
Standard designed to protect the health and safety of employees exposed to ethylene-glycol-monobutyl-ether (111762) (EGBE) and ethylene-glycol-monobutyl-ether-acetate (112072) (EBGEA) by reducing those exposures to not more than 5 parts per million. The document contains information on recommended exposure limits for EGBE and EGBEA, exposure monitoring, medical monitoring, labeling and posting, protective clothing and equipment, informing workers about the hazards of EGBE and EGBEA, engineering controls and work practices, sanitation and hygiene, recordkeeping, chemical and physical properties of the substances, production methods and uses, number of workers potentially exposed, effects on humans, metabolism, elimination, effects on animals (hematologic effects, reproductive effects, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, cytotoxicity), environmental sampling, analytical methods, correlation of effects and exposure, work practices (worker isolation, storage and handling, sanitation and hygiene), and spills and waste disposal.
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-118
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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