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Pesticides engineering control technology assessment survey, Union Carbide, plant E-2, Woodbine, Georgia.

Fowler DP; Bomberger DC; Staaterman HG
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 129-14a, 1980 Feb; :1-62
This report is intended to describe effective applications of control technology which may be of general use to the pesticide manufacturing and formulating industry: it is not intended to describe all aspects of control programs in this plant. Plant E-2 is a large modern formulations plant which formulates and packages two high volume pesticide products: a highly toxic product Pesticide A in a granular formulation, and a moderately toxic wettable powder - Pesticide B. Approximately 300 people are employed on-site, 200 of whom have pesticide exposure possibility. Of the 200, approximately 100 are in operating units. The company has active industrial hygiene and health and safety programs and is very conscious of the potential health effects of the products. Because of the hazard associated with exposure to Pesticide A (oral LD50 = <10mg/kg) and a moderately toxic raw material, Raw Material B (oral LD50 = 50-100 mg/kg), Plant B-2 employs numerous technological controls and strictly enforces regulations concerning personal protective clothing and equipment. Workers in the Pesticide B formulating plant adhere to the same work practices as those involved in the production of Pesticide A.
Region-4; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Pesticide-industry; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Work-practices; Chemical-industry-workers; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Chemical-factory-workers; Toxic-materials; Occupational-exposure; Employee-exposure
Publication Date
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Fiscal Year
Identifying No.
ECTB-129-14a; Contract-210-77-0093
NIOSH Division
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Performing Organization
SRI International, Menlo Park, California
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