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Industrial Hygiene Survey of the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company, Polyvinyl Chloride Operations, Avon Lake, Ohio: Survey Date 4-11 Dec 74.


PB81225344

Publication Date 1976
Personal Author Jones, J.; Langer, G.; Proud, J.; Wallingford, K.; Zumwalde, R.
Page Count 28
Abstract Worker exposures to vinyl-chloride (75014) (VC) airborne polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) (PVC) dust and noise were surveyed at the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company (SIC-282) Polyvinyl Chloride Operations in Avon Lake, Ohio, from December 4 to 11, 1975. The facility manufactured PVC by using suspension and emulsion processes. Plasticizers, polyurethanes and acrylates also were produced. Two hundred persons were employed in the PVC polymerization areas. The study was conducted as part of a NIOSH industrywide study were of the vinyl chloride industry. Personal VC concentrations ranged from 0.2 to 160.6 parts per million (ppm) and mean VC concentrations ranged from 1.4 to 22.7ppm. Area concentrations of VC raned from 1.0 to 15.9ppm and PVC dust concentrations ranged from 2 to 18.62 milligrams per cubic centimeter. Noise levels ranged from 62 to 96 decibels. The author concludes that VC concentration have been reduced significantly since a walk through survey in March 1974 but they were not below the current OSHA standard of 1ppm.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Dust
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Ohio
  • Plastics
  • Standards
  • Sampling
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 75-01-4
  • Avon Lake(Ohio)
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198123
Industrial Hygiene Survey of the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company, Polyvinyl Chloride Operations, Avon Lake, Ohio: Survey Date 4-11 Dec 74.
Industrial Hygiene Survey of the B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company, Polyvinyl Chloride Operations, Avon Lake, Ohio: Survey Date 4-11 Dec 74.
PB81225344

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Dust
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Ohio
  • Plastics
  • Standards
  • Sampling
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 75-01-4
  • Avon Lake(Ohio)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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