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Abrasive blasting operations: engineering control and work practices manual.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Enviro-Management and Research, Incorporated, Washington, D.C., 1976 Mar; :1-159
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00053182
Abstract
This publication, intended for use by plant safety and industrial hygiene engineers, describes in detail typical abrasive blast cleaning practices and equipment; potential health and safety hazards involved; methods to identify hazards, and measures which can be taken to control hazards. Abrasive blasting operations expose workers to silica sand and high noise levels, and hazards such as failure to use equipment and personal protective equipment properly, and lack of adequate machine maintenance. Research indicates that some 100,000 abrasive blasters are exposed to silica dust, inhalation of which can lead to silicosis, for up to 60 million manhours each year.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0029; Abrasive-dusts; Silica-dusts; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Health-protection;
Publication Date
19760320
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-210-75-0029
Source Name
Enviro-Management and Research, Incorporated, Washington, D.C., 159 pages, 19 references
State
WA;
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