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Investigations of health hazards in styrene butadiene rubber facilities.
Proceedings of NIOSH Styrene-Butadiene Briefing, April 30, 1976, Covington, Kentucky. Cincinnati, OH: NIOSH, 1976 Apr; :3-8
Mr. Young and I will briefly go through what we did on our site visit. On March 31st, Dr. Wagoner, Mr. Young, Dr. Lucas of our staff in Cincinnati, and I visited the B. F. Goodrich plant and the Texas-U.S. Chemical facility in Port Neches, Texas. We went to the B. F. Goodrich plant on April 1 and to the Texas-U.S. Chemical facility on April 3. Both plants produce synthetic rubber using the styrene-butadiene process and both were originally built and operated for the U.S. Government in 1943. The government had foreseen shortages of natural rubber and established a government corporation known as the Rubber Reserve Company in 1940. Under the aegis of this Company, the government financed the construction of 15 SBR rubber plants, 16 butadiene production facilities, and 5 styrene plants. Between 1946 and 1955, these plants were sold to various private companies that continued to utilize them. Mr. Young will now give you a brief description of our meeting with the company and our walkthrough visits of the two facilities, and then I will give a description of the cases.
Health-hazards; Styrenes; Styrene-butadiene-resins; Styrene-resins; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Rubber-workers; Butadienes; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards
Proceedings of NIOSH Styrene-Butadiene Briefing, April 30, 1976, Covington, Kentucky
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