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Document ID (ISN)29542
CIS number 78-1060
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
National Joint Technical Committees for the Chemical Industry and Woodworking Industry, National Health Insurance Fund (Comité technique national des industries chimiques et Comité technique national des industries du bois, Caisse nationale de l'assurance-maladie), Paris.
Title Hazards of vinyl chloride in VC polymer processing industries
Original title Risques présentés par le chlorure de vinyle monomère dans les industries transformatrices de ses polymères. [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 1978, No.90, Note No.1109-90-78 (Recommendation No.133), p.167-172.
Abstract Taking as basis the fact that vinyl chloride (VC) polymers, homopolymers and copolymers still contain variable amounts of residual VC monomer, the 2 technical committees involved recommend local ventilation of VC at the source, or otherwise general ventilation of the workplace; or a combination of these 2 solutions to ensure that the air breathed by workers contains a maximum of 2ppm VC by volume in older factories and 1ppm in new ones. Commentaries on these regulations and table showing sources of VC emissions and recommended measures at the different processing steps (transport and storage of PVC, production of blends, handling of hot blends, storage of cold blends, processing of blends, storage of cold finished products).
Descriptors (primary) France; vinyl chloride; plastics converting industry; ventilation; polyvinyl chloride
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; directive; health engineering; local exhaust
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Ventilation