Collections > Master's Papers > Gillings School of Public Health > The Evaluation of Various Control Methods For The Solvent Exposures of 2-Ethoxyethanol in The Production of Foam Pad Packaging

Workers in a foam pad packaging area were exposed to vapors of 2-ethoxyethanol, above the TLV of 5.0 ppm. This study investigated the methods to reduce this exposure through administrative and engineering controls. Sampling was done using charcoal tube and passive dosimeters. Administrative controls reduced exposures typically by 70% or more. Some areas required local ventilation to maintain exposures less than 5.0 ppm. The methods used accomplished these goals without great cost or affecting the plant production. Key words: 2-ethoxyethanol, engineering control, administrative control, packaging