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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Zeric Roofing Corporation, 8511 Ablett Rd., Santee, California.


PB82109109

Publication Date 1977
Page Count 11
Abstract Worker exposures to fluoranthene (206440) (Flu), pyrene (129000) (Pyr), benz(a)anthracene (56553) (BaA), chrysene (218019) (Chr), and benzo(a)pyrene (50328) (BaP) were surveyed at Zeric Roofing Corporation (SIC-2952) in Santee, California on November 8, 1977. A new asphalt roof was being applied by five workers. Bulk asphalt analysis indicated that concentrations of BaP, BaA, Flu, Pyr and Chr were 40, 90, 40, 220 and 130 micrograms per gram, respectively, by analysis using benzene, and 50, 100, 50, 230, and 150 micrograms per gram, respectively, by analysis using cyclohexane. Personal samples for coal tar pitch volatiles in asphalt indicated concentrations of BaP, BaA, Flu, Pyr and Chr ranging from 0.04 to 1.90, 0.10 to 1.90, 0.10 to 1.90, 0.23 to 1.10, and 0.29 to 1.10 micrograms per cubic meter, respectively, for different job operations. Area samples of coal tar pitch volatiles indicated concentrations of BaP, BaA, Flu, Pyr and Chr ranging from 10.10 to 4.20, 0.20 to 47.00, 0.74 to 10.00, 1.90 to 21.00 and 0.61 to 68.00 micrograms per cubic meter, respectively. The authors conclude that a potential health hazard exists from exposure to polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. They recommend engineering controls to reduce emissions, standard hygienic practices to reduce exposures and training programs for workers to avoid health hazards.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Pyrenes
  • Benzanthracenes
  • Coal tar
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Construction materials
  • Roofing
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 206-44-0
  • CAS 129-00-0
  • CAS 56-55-3
  • CAS 218-01-9
  • CAS 50-32-8
  • SIC-2952
  • Chrysenes
  • Benzopyrenes
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 198203
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Zeric Roofing Corporation, 8511 Ablett Rd., Santee, California.
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Zeric Roofing Corporation, 8511 Ablett Rd., Santee, California.
PB82109109

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Pyrenes
  • Benzanthracenes
  • Coal tar
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Construction materials
  • Roofing
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 206-44-0
  • CAS 129-00-0
  • CAS 56-55-3
  • CAS 218-01-9
  • CAS 50-32-8
  • SIC-2952
  • Chrysenes
  • Benzopyrenes
  • 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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