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Industrial Hygiene Report: Preliminary Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Seaman Timber Company, Inc., Montevallo, Alabama.


PB80186208

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Todd, A. S.; Timbie, C. Y.
Page Count 20
Abstract The Seaman Timber Company, Inc. (Standard Industrial Classification 2491) of Montevallo, Alabama was surveyed on July 26, 1979 to provide information on current and past processes used at the company, to review occupational safety and health procedures, to determine exposure concentrations of creosote (8001589) during routine wood treatment, to determine the need for comprehensive field studies to evaluate long term health effects associated with pressure treating of wood with creosote and chromated copper arsenate (7778418) (CCA), and to collect information for future technical reports. The company employs about 100 workers; 8 of these are actively engaged in wood treating. The company had no formal preemployment or periodical medical evaluation program for wood treatment employees but there was an initial employee orientation on good work practices, safety rules, and precautions, and periodic safety meetings. Two area air samples were taken near bundles of wood that had been unloaded from the processing cylinders after the creosote and coal tar (8007452) treatment, but no valid results were obtained. The authors conclude that inconsistencies in the laboratory procedure, compared with the NIOSH recommendations for evaluating airborne concentrations of creosote, resulted in poor analytical sensitivity, and inaccurate and invalid results.
Keywords
  • Creosote
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Coal tar
  • Wood preservatives
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Thresholds(Physiology)
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Copper arsenates
  • CAS 8001-58-9
  • Air sampling
  • Maximum permissible exposures
  • CAS 7778-41-8
  • CAS 8007-45-2
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Stewart-Todd Associates, Inc., Wayne, PA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198019
Contract Number
  • PHS-210-78-0060
Industrial Hygiene Report: Preliminary Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Seaman Timber Company, Inc., Montevallo, Alabama.
Industrial Hygiene Report: Preliminary Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Seaman Timber Company, Inc., Montevallo, Alabama.
PB80186208

  • Creosote
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Coal tar
  • Wood preservatives
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Thresholds(Physiology)
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Copper arsenates
  • CAS 8001-58-9
  • Air sampling
  • Maximum permissible exposures
  • CAS 7778-41-8
  • CAS 8007-45-2
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-210-78-0060
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