Accession Number:

ADA167289

Title:

A Marine Hazardous Substances Data System. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

This document presents a data system for maintaining and processing data on hazardous substances in the marine environment. It is the 2nd in a three-volume report which describes a medical monitoring program for marine personnel who may be potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals during their work. A rationale for ranking marine hazardous substances is described and a comprehensive listing of marine hazardous substances, grouped by hazard priority classification is presented. Twenty-two types of information or characteristic data for the hazardous substances are maintained and output can be structured to present data for specified subsets of substances andor subsets of data types. Types of data maintained in this system include chemical name Chemical Hazards Response Information System CHRISCode, time weighted average threshold limit value. short term exposure limit, immediately dangerous to life or health concentration, odor threshold, respiratory hazard index, toxicity priority class code, carcinogenicity reference per ACGIH, NFPA health hazard classification and NAS health hazard rating, Chemical Abstracts Service registry number, DOT emergency response guide number, availability of NIOSHOHSA occupational health guidelines for chemical hazards, availability of biological monitoring methods, and availability of detector tube. Keywords Chemical Information systems, Medical computer application, Hazard rating, Chemical data, Health data, and Ocean environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE