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Industrywide Studies Report of Indepth Survey of Nalco Chemical Company, Garyville, Louisiana, April 23-25, 1984,


PB89101216

Publication Date 1985
Personal Author Hills, B.
Page Count 29
Abstract Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for acrylamide at Nalco Chemical Company (SIC-2869, SIC-2899). Breathing zone time weighted average (TWA) acrylamide concentrations ranged from 0.003 to 0.012 mg/cu m, arithmetic mean, 0.005mg/cu m. The OSHA TWA standard for acrylamide is 0.3mg/cu m. Environmental (wipe) samples contained 3.6 to 5.5 micrograms acrylamide per sample (microg/sample), barely above the limit of detection, 1.76 microg/sample. During the survey, dried acrylamide powder was not evident on the equipment or floor. Forty employees, including maintenance workers, worked in the acrylamide areas. Since 1974, as many as 80 employees have worked in the acrylamide and polyacrylmide production areas. The author notes that based on a previous walk-through survey, the company practices good housekeeping. The author concludes that exposures to airborne acrylamide at the facility are very low. The number of employees exposed to acrylamide is too small to conduct an epidemiological survey.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Chemical industry
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Louisiana
  • Exposure
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Acrylamide
  • SIC 2869
  • SIC 2899
  • Air sampling
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • 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.
Supplemental Notes See also PB85-234763.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198901
Industrywide Studies Report of Indepth Survey of Nalco Chemical Company, Garyville, Louisiana, April 23-25, 1984,
Industrywide Studies Report of Indepth Survey of Nalco Chemical Company, Garyville, Louisiana, April 23-25, 1984,
PB89101216

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Chemical industry
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Louisiana
  • Exposure
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Acrylamide
  • SIC 2869
  • SIC 2899
  • Air sampling
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • 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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