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Industrial Hygiene Report, Preliminary Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Koppers Company, Inc., Forest Products Group, Florence, South Carolina.


PB86136652

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Todd, A. S.; Timbie, C. Y.
Page Count 16
Abstract A walk through survey was conducted at Koppers Company, Incorporated (SIC-2491), Florence, South Carolina in July, 1984. The facility treated poles, posts, and railroad ties with creosote, pentachlorophenol (87865), or chromated copper arsenate. Pentachlorophenol monitoring was performed and showed pentachlorophenol exposures of 0.04 to 0.12 milligram per cubic meter. Sampling was attempted for creosote, but the data was invalid due to faulty analytical techniques. The facility employed 141 people, of whom 125 were production workers and 16 were administrative staff. All employees were required to wear hard hats and safety shoes. Treatment operators and helpers were supplied with eye protection, gloves, boots, disposable coveralls, and slickers when needed. Respirators were provided when entering treatment cylinders. Preemployment medical examinations were conducted on all new employees. Periodical physicals were not offered. No physician or licensed nurse was located on site. Two employees trained in first aid were responsible for providing emergency treatment. About half of the employees used work uniforms while the remainder brought work clothing from home. Showers and change room facilities were provided.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Wood products
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Creosotes
  • Dust
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 2491
  • CAS 87-86-5
  • Phenol/penta chloro
  • Chromated copper arsenate
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 Stewart-Todd Associates, Inc., Wayne, PA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also PB80-186679. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Industrywide Studies Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198607
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0060
Industrial Hygiene Report, Preliminary Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Koppers Company, Inc., Forest Products Group, Florence, South Carolina.
Industrial Hygiene Report, Preliminary Survey of Wood Preservative Treatment Facility at Koppers Company, Inc., Forest Products Group, Florence, South Carolina.
PB86136652

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Wood products
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Ventilation
  • Creosotes
  • Dust
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 2491
  • CAS 87-86-5
  • Phenol/penta chloro
  • Chromated copper arsenate
  • 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
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0060
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