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Document ID (ISN)35856
CIS number 81-1038
Year 1978
Convention or series no. DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.79-101
Author(s) Bales R.E.
Title Fluorocarbons - Worker exposure in four facilities.
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Oct. 1978. 49p. 14 ref.
Abstract Worker exposure levels for normal plant operations in 4 fluorocarbon facilities were less than current permissible levels for the various jobs in all of the plants. Detailed industrial hygiene surveys were made to conduct personal and area sampling in 2 facilities manufacturing fluorocarbons and 2 in which fluorocarbons were used in products. The report describes the types of plants, processes and operations surveyed, employment and job descriptions, medical and industrial hygiene programmes, past exposures, sampling procedures and methods, current worker exposures and exposure control efforts. Recommendations are made to achieve minimal worker exposures.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; toxic substances; fluorinated hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) hexafluoroethane; chlorotrifluoromethane; dichlorodifluoromethane; 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane; USA; trichlorofluoromethane; report; chlorodifluoromethane; dichloromethane; carbon tetrachloride; 1,1,1-trichloroethane; trichloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene; trifluoromethane; 1,2-difluoroethane; fluoroethylene; methanol; ethanol; hydrofluoric acid; isopropyl alcohol; bromotrifluoromethane; xylene; exposure evaluation; subthreshold exposure; 1-chloro-1,1-difluoroethane; chloropentafluoroethane; dichlorotetrafluoroethane
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Fluorocarbons