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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Dow Corning Corporation Semiconductor Plant, Hemlock, Michigan.


PB82108275

Publication Date 1978
Personal Author Willson, R. D.
Page Count 23
Abstract Worker exposures to potentially hazardous physical and chemical agents were determined at the Dow Corning Corporation's semiconductor facility (SIC-3674) in Hemlock, Michigan, on September 6, 1978. The survey was part of a NIOSH health study of newly developing energy technologies. The company had access to an industrial hygiene staff. Signs of leakage of trichlorosilane (10025782) (TCS) were noted at the truck unloading area. Heavy accumulation of a white powder on the ceilings indicated the presence of airborne process materials. The author concludes that the operations at the facility may not be extensive enough to be representative of the photovoltaic cell industry. He recommends an industrial hygiene survey for the TCS unloading area, main production vessel rooms, the cleaning room, and for material recovery processes.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Silane/trichloro
  • SIC-3674
  • CAS 10025-78-2
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 PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198206
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Dow Corning Corporation Semiconductor Plant, Hemlock, Michigan.
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Dow Corning Corporation Semiconductor Plant, Hemlock, Michigan.
PB82108275

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Silane/trichloro
  • SIC-3674
  • CAS 10025-78-2
  • 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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