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Industrial Hygiene Report Comprehensive Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Santa Fe Centralized Tie Plant, Somerville, Texas.


PB83133892

Publication Date 1980
Personal Author Todd, A. S.; Timbie, C. Y.
Page Count 32
Abstract Worker exposures to creosote (8021394) were determined at the Santa Fe Centralized Tie Facility (SIC-2491) in Somerville, Texas, on October 6 to 7, 1980. The survey was part of a NIOSH study entitled Industrial Hygiene Assessment of New Agents. The facility employed approximately 158 workers, most of whom worked in production operations. The company maintained a medical, and a safety and industrial health program. Creosote concentrations ranged from 0.003 to 1.211 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m), compared with the current occupational limit of 0.2 mg/cu m established for coal tar pitch volatiles. The authors conclude that most of the environmental data indicates good airborne control of creosote exposure. They recommend the availability of work uniforms, employee showering after work shifts, and engineering modifications to reduce the risk of creosote exposure.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Wood preservatives
  • Creosotes
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 8021-39-4
  • SIC-2491
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 Stewart-Todd Associates, Inc., Wayne, PA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198305
Industrial Hygiene Report Comprehensive Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Santa Fe Centralized Tie Plant, Somerville, Texas.
Industrial Hygiene Report Comprehensive Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Santa Fe Centralized Tie Plant, Somerville, Texas.
PB83133892

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Wood preservatives
  • Creosotes
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 8021-39-4
  • SIC-2491
  • 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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