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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report. IMC, Sterlington, Louisiana.


PB278805

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Brown, D.; Dobbin, R.
Page Count 16
Abstract An industrial hygiene survey was conducted by NIOSH at the IMC chemical production complex, Sterlington, Louisiana on May 19, 1977, to determine the feasibility of a health effects study of nitroparaffin workers. The plant, the workforce, nitroparaffin production processes and the safety, industrial hygiene, and medical program are described. Daily exposure of workers to 2-nitropropane appears to be about 1 ppm. The population exposed is too small and the length of time since onset of exposure is too short to conduct a retrospective cohort mortality study, pregnancy outcome study, or cross-sectional medical study. Straight chain aliphatic amines were detected in a bulk sample of nitroparaffin product. Since amines may combine with other nitrogen compounds to form carcinogenic nitroso compounds, further testing must be conducted.
Keywords
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental surveys
  • Chemical industry
  • Nitroso compounds
  • Air pollution
  • Industrial plants
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Hazards
  • Personnel
  • Health
  • Louisiana
  • Nitrogen organic compounds
  • Alkanes
  • Safety
  • Preventive medicine
  • Standards
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Propane/nitro
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Air sampling
  • Environmental health
  • Sterlington(Louisiana)
  • IMC Chemical Production Complex
  • Threshold limit values
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197814
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report. IMC, Sterlington, Louisiana.
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report. IMC, Sterlington, Louisiana.
PB278805

  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental surveys
  • Chemical industry
  • Nitroso compounds
  • Air pollution
  • Industrial plants
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Hazards
  • Personnel
  • Health
  • Louisiana
  • Nitrogen organic compounds
  • Alkanes
  • Safety
  • Preventive medicine
  • Standards
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Propane/nitro
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Air sampling
  • Environmental health
  • Sterlington(Louisiana)
  • IMC Chemical Production Complex
  • Threshold limit values
  • Maximum permissible exposure level
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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