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Title: Health hazard evaluation report HETA 83-248-1515, Arco Philadelphia refinery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abstract

A bulk sample of fractionator residue was analyzed for polynuclear aromatic (PNA) compounds at the catalytic cracking unit of ARCO Philadelphia Refinery (SIC-2911), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May, 1983. The study was requested by the Atlantic Independent Union to determine if skin rashes and skin irritation occurring among refinery workers were caused by PNA in the fractionators. The authors conclude that a health hazard from exposure to chemicals at the cracking unit may exist. No specific chemical agent can be identified. Dust from the catalyst and oily residues that could contaminate workers shoes and clothing may have contributed to some of the dermatitis cases. Recommendations include laundering workers coveralls by dry cleaning to insure the removal of oily residues, providing workers with oil resistant or oil proof work boots, and repairing the ventilator in the sample preparation room adjacent to the block house.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5059780
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5059780
Report Number(s):
PB-85-208320/XAB; HETA-83-248-1515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PETROLEUM REFINERIES; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; HEALTH HAZARDS; DUSTS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; INSPECTION; TOXICITY; VENTILATION; AIR POLLUTION; AROMATICS; HAZARDS; HYDROCARBONS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MATERIALS; MEDICINE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; SAFETY 020600* -- Petroleum-- Health & Safety; 552000 -- Public Health; 500200 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Lewis, F.A., and Parrish, G.. Health hazard evaluation report HETA 83-248-1515, Arco Philadelphia refinery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Lewis, F.A., & Parrish, G.. Health hazard evaluation report HETA 83-248-1515, Arco Philadelphia refinery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. United States.
Lewis, F.A., and Parrish, G.. Mon . "Health hazard evaluation report HETA 83-248-1515, Arco Philadelphia refinery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania". United States.
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title = {Health hazard evaluation report HETA 83-248-1515, Arco Philadelphia refinery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania},
author = {Lewis, F.A. and Parrish, G.},
abstractNote = {A bulk sample of fractionator residue was analyzed for polynuclear aromatic (PNA) compounds at the catalytic cracking unit of ARCO Philadelphia Refinery (SIC-2911), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May, 1983. The study was requested by the Atlantic Independent Union to determine if skin rashes and skin irritation occurring among refinery workers were caused by PNA in the fractionators. The authors conclude that a health hazard from exposure to chemicals at the cracking unit may exist. No specific chemical agent can be identified. Dust from the catalyst and oily residues that could contaminate workers shoes and clothing may have contributed to some of the dermatitis cases. Recommendations include laundering workers coveralls by dry cleaning to insure the removal of oily residues, providing workers with oil resistant or oil proof work boots, and repairing the ventilator in the sample preparation room adjacent to the block house.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1984},
month = {Mon Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1984}
}

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