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An Industrial Hygiene Study of Ethylene Dibromide at Du Pont, Deepwater, New Jersey.


PB81231334

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Tanita, R.; Rumsey, D. W.
Page Count 58
Abstract Worker exposure to ethylene-dibromide (106934) (EDB) were determined at the DuPont Chambers Works facility (SIC-286) in Deepwater, New Jersey, from July 6 to 8, 1977. The survey was part of a NIOSH industry wide study of the health effects of occupational EDB exposure. The facility employed about 6,700 workers with 88 workers potentially exposed to EDB. The company had a formal safety and industrial hygiene program. Personnel records provided demographic information and department assignment records. The 8 hour time weighted average concentrations of EDB were determined from personal breathing zone. Median EDB exposures for the blend operator, reactor operator, compound bulk operator, laboratory technician, drum loader, raw materials handler, relief operator, and drum processing operator were 0.006, 0.002, 0.004, 0.0004, 0.014, 0.054, 0.004, and 0.026 parts per million (ppm), respectively. All exposures were well below the OSHA standard of 20ppm. The authors conclude that engineering and personal protection controls are adequate to maintain acceptable worker exposures to EDB.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Air pollution
  • Bromine organic compounds
  • Ethylene/dibromo
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 106-93-4
  • SIC 286
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 SRI International, Arlington, VA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198124
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-76-0162
An Industrial Hygiene Study of Ethylene Dibromide at Du Pont, Deepwater, New Jersey.
An Industrial Hygiene Study of Ethylene Dibromide at Du Pont, Deepwater, New Jersey.
PB81231334

  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Air pollution
  • Bromine organic compounds
  • Ethylene/dibromo
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 106-93-4
  • SIC 286
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-76-0162
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