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Walk-Through Survey Report, Courtney and Company, Industrial Painting Contractors, Texas City, Texas on October 1, 1979.


PB81167769

Publication Date 1980
Personal Author Matanoski, G. M.; Lees, P. S. J.; Elliott, L.; Zaebst, D.; Haring, M.
Page Count 8
Abstract The potential hazards of painting in heavy chemical industries were assessed at the Texas City Refinery (SIC-2911) in Texas City, Texas on October 1, 1980. Employee activities consisted of cleaning surfaces by sandblasting and applying paint by air or airless spray. The paints used in these operations were vinyls, two component epoxies, and inorganic zinc primer. The painting materials were mixed by the painter. Fiberglass was occasionally applied to the inside of chemical tanks. While painting in the open air, painters wore half face cartridge respirators. Employees had to observe the safety standards of their contractor and those of the facility where they were working. All men had ear plugs and helmets for sandblasting. The authors conclude that industrial hygiene problems are unique in this group because of frequent exposure to the chemicals and chemical exposure in closed spaces. They note that due to inadequate contractor records a study of risks to this group is not recommended.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Respirators
  • Paints
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Thresholds(Physiology)
  • Petroleum refining
  • Environments
  • Contaminants
  • Dust
  • Risk
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air sampling
  • Maximum permissible exposures
  • SIC-2911
  • Protective equipment
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 Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198114
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-0096
Walk-Through Survey Report, Courtney and Company, Industrial Painting Contractors, Texas City, Texas on October 1, 1979.
Walk-Through Survey Report, Courtney and Company, Industrial Painting Contractors, Texas City, Texas on October 1, 1979.
PB81167769

  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Respirators
  • Paints
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Criteria
  • Inspection
  • Standards
  • Recommendations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Thresholds(Physiology)
  • Petroleum refining
  • Environments
  • Contaminants
  • Dust
  • Risk
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air sampling
  • Maximum permissible exposures
  • SIC-2911
  • Protective equipment
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-77-0096
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