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Industrial Hygiene Survey of Agrico Chemical Company, Pierce Chemical Works, Pierce, Florida, June 22-26, 1975.


PB89195887

Publication Date 1975
Personal Author Cassady, M. E.
Page Count 12
Abstract An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Agrico Chemical Company, Pierce, Florida, June 22-26, 1975 to collect environmental data on exposure of personnel to sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, chromium, uranium, fluorides, and radiation during the cleaning of the phosphoric acid reactor vessels. The process of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing is described, and information is given on the medical, safety and industrial hygiene program at this facility. Concentrations of fluoride, phosphoric acid, cadmium dust, chromium, canadium dust, and sulfuric acid were all below the legal standards. Recommendations are made for improving the safety of the tank cleaning procedure. Agrico's facility is not suitable for epidemiological study because the latency period is too short and also the medical and personnel records were not adequate to perform a retrospective mortality study. Data on uranium and radiation exposure will be included in a separate report.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Confined environments
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Cleaning
  • Fertilizers
  • Phosphoric acids
  • Tanks(Containers)
  • Chemical reactors
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198919
Industrial Hygiene Survey of Agrico Chemical Company, Pierce Chemical Works, Pierce, Florida, June 22-26, 1975.
Industrial Hygiene Survey of Agrico Chemical Company, Pierce Chemical Works, Pierce, Florida, June 22-26, 1975.
PB89195887

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Confined environments
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Cleaning
  • Fertilizers
  • Phosphoric acids
  • Tanks(Containers)
  • Chemical reactors
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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