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Industrial Health and Safety Criteria for Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 75-122

This report documents a study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Division of Laboratories and Criteria Development, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, under Contract HSM 99-72-82.

The purpose of the study was to assess and/or evaluate the existing standards and safety and health conditions in a broad representative scope of abrasive blast cleaning operations within various U.S. industries. The goal of the assessment was to recommend changes or additions to enhance ventilation, safety, and health criteria and to substantially improve personal protective equipment for abrasive blast cleaning operators and other workers who, due to production flow requirements, space restrictions, or other work demands must work in the pressure blast cleaning area.

Disclaimer: This report is reproduced as received from the contractor. The conclusions and recommendations contained herein represent the opinion of the contractor and do not necessarily constitute NIOSH endorsement.

Industrial Health and Safety Criteria for Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations [PDF - 3,419 KB]

Appendix [PDF - 5,164 KB]

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