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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, Ohio, February 9-10, 1976,


PB88248893

Publication Date 1976
Personal Author Johnson, P.; Rinsky, R.; Infante, P.; Jones, M.; Young, R.
Page Count 14
Abstract Worker exposure to benzene vapors and noise were surveyed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Cast Film Division in St. Marys, Ohio, on February 9 and 10, 1976. The company was under consideration for inclusion in an epidemiological study of the health effects of benzene exposure. The division manufactured clear plastic polyvinyl chloride and rubber hydrochloride films using the solvent casting method. Three shifts were worked 5 or 6 days per week, and 10 employees were assigned per shift. The company had a corporate medical director, a consultant, and a nurse for monthly examinations of workers with benzene exposure. The company had industrial health and safety programs and provided personal protection equipment. Twenty breathing zone samples collected for bezene ranged from 3.78 to 47.80 parts per million (ppm), and the 8 hour weighted average ranged from 7.18 to 24.91 ppm. The authors recommended that benzene exposure be limited to 1 ppm collected at the rate of 1 liter per minute for 2 hours. They conclude that an epidemiologic evaluation of mortality patterns should be conducted at this facility.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Benzene
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Rubber industry
  • Evaluation
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-3011
  • Region-5
  • CAS-71432
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.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198824
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, Ohio, February 9-10, 1976,
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, Ohio, February 9-10, 1976,
PB88248893

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Benzene
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Rubber industry
  • Evaluation
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC-3011
  • Region-5
  • CAS-71432
  • 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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