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Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Chalmette Works, Chalmette, Louisiana.


PB82184623

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Bloom, T. F.
Page Count 24
Abstract Worker exposure to the benzene soluble fraction (BSF) of total particulate material (TPM), the BSF of vapor material, five polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and nuisance dust was determined at Chalmette Works (SIC-3334), Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Chalmette, Louisiana on April 6 and 7, 1978. The PAHs were chrysene (218019), pyrene (129000), fluoranthene (206440), benz(a)anthracene (56553) (BaA), and benzo(a)pyrene (50328) (BaP). Personal breathing zone and area samples were collected in the potroom and carbon facility. Several measurements of total dust exceeded the OSHA limit of 15 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m) for total nuisance dust and 5mg/cu m for the respirable fraction. Exposure concentration ranges from potroom work groups were 3.80 to 6.40, 3.47 to 4.87, and 2.64 to 3.84 micrograms/cu m for chrysene, BaA, and BaP, respectively. Values for pyrene and fluoranthene for potroom workgroups were significantly less than those for the three other PAHs. In the carbon facility, exposure values for BSF of particulate matter were 0.42 and 0.44mg/cu m for batch and machine operators, respectively. The author notes that no occupational health standards for the five PAHs existed at the time of this report.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chemical industry
  • Aluminum industry
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • Particles
  • Pyrenes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-3334
  • Benzopyrenes
  • Benzanthracene
  • Chrysenes
  • Fluoranthenes
  • CAS 218-01-9
  • CAS 206-44-0
  • CAS 56-55-3
  • CAS 50-32-8
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 198214
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Chalmette Works, Chalmette, Louisiana.
Industrial Hygiene Survey Report at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Chalmette Works, Chalmette, Louisiana.
PB82184623

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chemical industry
  • Aluminum industry
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons
  • Particles
  • Pyrenes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-3334
  • Benzopyrenes
  • Benzanthracene
  • Chrysenes
  • Fluoranthenes
  • CAS 218-01-9
  • CAS 206-44-0
  • CAS 56-55-3
  • CAS 50-32-8
  • 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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