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Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Survey of the Kohler Company, Camp Kroft, Spartanburg, South Carolina.


PB81229890

Publication Date 1973
Personal Author Dement, J. M.
Page Count 48
Abstract Worker exposure to fibrous glass (14808607), free silica (8731869), and styrene monomer (100425) were determined at the Kohler Company (SIC-3431) in Spartanburg, South Carolina, during October 16 to 20, 1972. Noise exposures also were surveyed. Approximately 730 persons were employed at the facility. The company had onsite medical facilities staffed by three doctors and two nurses. The facility also maintanined various safety and industrial hygiene programs. Fiber concentrations in the fibrous glass plastic operation ranged from 17.0 to 131.0 fibers per liter. Samples of total dust ranged from 0.21 to 5.74 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m) for fibrous glass plastic operations. Concentrations of acetone (67641) ranged from undetectable to 130 parts per million (ppm). Concentrations of styrene were 7 to 188ppm. Detector tube samples for styrene monomer ranged from 70 to more than 400ppm. Personal and stationary silica dust samples in the glaze mixing and spraying area ranged from 0.32 to 14.31mg/cu m. Noise levels ranged from 91 to 97 decibels, relative to the A weighted scale (dBA), compared with the current OSHA standards in several work sites. The author recommends improvements in the ventilation systems, use of appropriate respirators for exposed workers, and the use of hearing protection for slip batch operators.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Glass fibers
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Styrene
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS14808-60-7
  • CAS7631-86-9
  • CAS100-42-5
  • SIC3431
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 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
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Survey of the Kohler Company, Camp Kroft, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Survey of the Kohler Company, Camp Kroft, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
PB81229890

  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Glass fibers
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Styrene
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS14808-60-7
  • CAS7631-86-9
  • CAS100-42-5
  • SIC3431
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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