Accession Number : ADA301669

Title :   Engineering Control Technology Assessment for the Plastics and Resins Industry,

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ENVIRO CONTROL INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Bochinski, J. H.

PDF Url : ADA301669

Report Date : MAR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 243

Abstract : A control technology assessment for the plastics and resins industry was made by conducting in-depth surveys of 15 polymerization and compounding processes. The processes selected provide a representative coverage of the industry relative to the number of exposed workers, different control techniques and commonality of operations. Case study summaries presented for each of the sites surveyed included: (1) Major toxic chemicals and harmful physical stresses; (2) Engineering controls and work practices; (3) Workplace monitoring systems and air sampling programs; (4) Personal protection equipment; (5) Exposure data and conclusions; and (6) Planned or ongoing improvements. The results of this study are useable as a reference resource by both industry and government personnel. A number of problem areas in systems analysis, mechanical engineering design, research and testing, and ventilation control are identified as likely candidates for research and development by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and industry. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *POLYMERIZATION, *RUBBER, *SAFETY, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *EPOXY RESINS, *PHENOLIC PLASTICS, WASTE WATER, CHEMICALS, HEALTH, POLYMERS, TOXICITY, POLYSTYRENE, VENTILATION, COPOLYMERS, CASE STUDIES, WORK STATIONS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AIR QUALITY, PLASTICS, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, BUTADIENES, TOLUENES.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Protective Equipment
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE