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Industrywide studies report of an industrial hygiene survey at Monsanto Chemical Company, Decatur, Alabama.
McCammon CS; Zey JN
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 084-20- 13, 1990 Apr; :1-52
A walk through survey was conducted at the Monsanto Chemical Company (SIC-2824, 2869), Decatur, Alabama for the purpose of determining worker exposure to acrylonitrile (107131) (AN) during the manufacture of acrylic fibers and nylon intermediates. Acrylic polymers were originally produced using a batch process, but at the time of the survey they were only made by a continuous polymerization reaction. The highest exposure levels were in the old cell house of the Nylon Intermediates site, followed by the operators in the Acrylic polymer manufacturing location, particularly those involved in the old batch operation. Only limited data existed on the influence of specific engineering controls developed at the facility. Two large engineering changes did occur at the site which played a role in lessening exposure levels.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-084-20-13; Region-4; Chemical-industry-workers; Acrylics; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Nitriles; Control-technology
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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