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NIOSH Testimony on Occupational Exposure to 1,3-Butadiene by J. D. Millar, November 26, 1991.
NIOSH 1991 Nov:14 pages
These post hearing comments summarized the viewpoint of NIOSH concerning exposure to 1,3-butadiene (106990) at the workplace. Issues discussed included: repair of leaks to reduce exposures; remote sensing devices to alert workers of leakage; sampling of process streams; engineering controls, the proportion of equipment that would have to be retrofitted to meet airborne concentrations less than 2 parts per million; closed loop sampling in polymer facilities; the feasibility of reducing 1,3-butadiene exposures to the 1 part per million level; pharmacokinetic risk assessment; organic vapor cartridge breakthrough times and service life; fit testing; engineering feasibility assessments to determine whether engineering controls are feasible; epidemiological studies of lymphatic and hematopoietic neoplasms in 1,3-butadiene exposed workers; field studies; medical surveillance; and the frequency of exposure monitoring.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Millar-J-D; Dienes; Workplace-studies; Occupational-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Control-technology; Risk-analysis; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Epidemiology; Medical-monitoring;
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
NIOSH, 14 pages, 10 references
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