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Report of industrial hygiene survey at Monsanto Chemical Company, Addyston, Ohio.

Authors
Bloom TF; Zey JN
Source
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 084-12B, 1990 May; :1-48
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NIOSHTIC No.
00197322
Abstract
As part of a larger study to determine the hazards of occupational exposure to acrylonitrile (107131) (AN) site visits were conducted at the Monsanto Chemical Company (SIC-2869) located in Addyston, Ohio. AN monomer was used at this site in the manufacture of polymers and had been so used since 1959. A walk through survey was taken of areas associated with potential exposure and interviews with 67 employees and management personnel were conducted. AN exposures appeared to have been higher in the past than they were at the present at these locations. Chemical engineering improvements had been made in the polymer production process between 1959 and 1978 with a concomitant reduction in accidental releases, and a subsequent reduction in worker exposure. A more substantial decrease was noted in employee exposure from promulgation of the AN standard in 1978 by OSHA. Once this standard was passed, the installation of additional engineering and air pollution controls was accomplished and an increased awareness was noted among employees of the health hazard of AN exposure. This resulted in an increased diligence on the part of the workers in safely performing their tasks.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-084-12B; Nitriles; Chemical-industry-workers; Occupational-exposure; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Polymerization; Region-5
CAS No.
107-13-1
Publication Date
19900501
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-173559
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-084-12B
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2869
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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