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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report Perchloroethylene at Pine Cleaners, 15920 Puritan Street, Detroit, Michigan 48227.


PB81239758

Publication Date 1980
Personal Author Roberts, D. R.
Page Count 12
Abstract Worker exposures to perchloroethylene (127184) (PCE) were surveyed on May 15, 1979, at Pine Cleaners (SIC-7216) in Detroit, Michigan. The company employed seven workers. Time weighted average (TWA) personal PCE exposures ranged from 0.7 to 17 parts per million (ppm), and 5 minute peak exposures ranged from 36 to 72ppm. One 15 minute peak sample contained 34ppm PCE. All exposures were below OSHA TWA, 5 minute and 15 minute exposure standards of 100, 300 and 200ppm. The author recommends that PCE exposure be kept as low as possible since the carcinogenicity of the compound has not been established. Workers should be provided with preplacement physical examinations, respirators and protective clothing, improved ventilation should be installed around dry cleaning machines and recovery units, and workers should be informed about PCE hazards. Other recommendations include periodic inspection of equipment and PCE storage containers, direct piping of recovered PCE solvent to the base tank of the dry cleaning machine, and proper disposal of PCE solvent residues.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Ethylene/tetrachloro
  • CAS 127-18-4
  • SIC-7216
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 Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198125
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report Perchloroethylene at Pine Cleaners, 15920 Puritan Street, Detroit, Michigan 48227.
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report Perchloroethylene at Pine Cleaners, 15920 Puritan Street, Detroit, Michigan 48227.
PB81239758

  • Hazardous materials
  • Environmental surveys
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Ethylene/tetrachloro
  • CAS 127-18-4
  • SIC-7216
  • 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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