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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Union Carbide Corporation, Taft Plant, Taft, Louisiana.


PB85207819

Publication Date 1985
Personal Author Fajen, J. M.
Page Count 18
Abstract A walk through survey at Union Carbide Corporation (SIC-2869), Taft, Louisiana, was conducted in June, 1984. The purpose of the survey was to obtain information on the 1,3-butadiene (106990) monomer manufacturing process and to assess exposure potential to 1,3-butadiene. The company manufactured a crude stream containing 40 to 50 percent 1,3-butadiene. The raw product was sold to other companies for recovery of 1,3-butadiene. The production process was enclosed. Quality control samples were taken at one end of the process line. Engineering controls consisted of providing all pumps in the process unit with single mechanical seals backed up by a packing gland. The company conducted preemployment physicals on all employees. Personal protective equipment required by the company included safety glasses and hard hats. Respirators were required in the loading area, but were not routinely used in the production area. The company conducted personal and area sampling for 1,3-butadiene since 1978. Average 1,3-butadiene exposures in all job categories were 2 parts per million. The author concludes that the facility is suitable for an indepth survey. Installation of a closed loop quality control sampling system that reduces the potential for worker exposure is recommended.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chemical industry
  • Polybutadiene
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Quality control
  • Protective clothing
  • Sampling
  • Louisiana
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Monomers
  • SIC 2869
  • CAS 106-99-0
  • Taft(Louisiana)
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
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrial Hygiene Section.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198519
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Union Carbide Corporation, Taft Plant, Taft, Louisiana.
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Union Carbide Corporation, Taft Plant, Taft, Louisiana.
PB85207819

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chemical industry
  • Polybutadiene
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Quality control
  • Protective clothing
  • Sampling
  • Louisiana
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Monomers
  • SIC 2869
  • CAS 106-99-0
  • Taft(Louisiana)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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