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Hydrogen Chloride: Report 4 Occupational Hazard Assessment.


PB83105296

Publication Date 1981
Page Count 116
Abstract The health effects of occupational hydrogen-chloride (7647010) (HC1) exposure are reviewed. The types of hydrogen-chloride used in industry are discussed and the production and economics of its use are also discussed. Sources of HC1 exposure are described, and the resulting health effects are discussed. Summaries of associated injuries and illnesses are presented. Control technology is discussed in terms of engineering control programs, safe working policies, worker education and training programs, and medical surveillance programs. Government and industrial standards for HC1 exposure and other guidelines are discussed and their limitations explained. The authors conclude that a significant number of occupational injuries are caused by HC1 exposure, primarily because of inadequate worker education and training. Practical guidelines for the safe handling of HC1 are also required.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Gases
  • Hydrogen chloride
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Chlorides
  • Hydrogen inorganic compounds
  • Standards
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
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 Geomet Technologies, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198301
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0001
Hydrogen Chloride: Report 4 Occupational Hazard Assessment.
Hydrogen Chloride: Report 4 Occupational Hazard Assessment.
PB83105296

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Gases
  • Hydrogen chloride
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Chlorides
  • Hydrogen inorganic compounds
  • Standards
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0001
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