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Survey of the Vermont Granite Industry, Barre, Vermont.

Authors
Donaldson-HM; Wallingford-K
Source
NIOSH 1976 Dec:24 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00073712
Abstract
A survey was conducted at five granite fabrication facilities (SIC- 3281) in Barre, Vermont, November 5-14, 1973, to evaluate the exposure of workers to respirable free silica (7631869) in the Vermont granite industry. The granite fabrication process is described, and dust problems and controls in the fabrication process are discussed. Of the five facilities monitored, only one plant showed all exposures to be below the OSHA standard for respirable dust. The samples collected in the other four plants indicated that from 25 to 47 percent of the population sampled were exposed above the OSHA standard for respirable dust. The average free silica content of the respirable dust samples analyzed was found to be 10- 13 percent. Recommendations are made for reducing exposure to respirable dust in the Vermont granite industry.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; IWS-30-17; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-1; Airborne-particles; Air-contamination; Minerals; Stone-processing; Stone; Dusts;
CAS No.
7631-86-9;
Publication Date
19761201
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-100603
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-30-17
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3281;
Source Name
Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-Wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 24 pages, 2 references
State
VT; OH;
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