Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-78-17-567, Kawecki Berylco Industries, Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Hollett-BA
Source
NIOSH 1979 Mar:22 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00101044
Abstract
Personal breathing zone samples were collected and analyzed for Beryllium (7440417) (Be) dust, employee medical interviews and conferences with management were held, and work practices, conditions, and exposure controls were observed at the Kawecki Berylco Industries, Inc. (SIC-5052) in Reading, Pennsylvania on January 10 to 11, 1978. The request was made by an employees' representative for the Kawecki Berylco Hygiene Assistants regarding exposure of approximately 400 employees to asbestos (1332214) and Be. Asbestos activities were not observed during this survey. Breathing zone samples for the 3.5 hour morning maintenance activities contained 58 (cu/m3) and 64 micrograms per cubic meter (cu m) of Be dust, and the 3 hour afternoon maintenance activities contained 15 and 4.0 micrograms/cu m, all exceeding the OSHA standard concentration of 2.0 micrograms/cu m. The author recommends that asbestos be replaced with other materials in the reflock activity and respirator protection and decontamination facilities, and that locker rooms and showers be provided to reduce exposure to beryllium dust or contaminated clothing and personnel. Engineering process modifications and other controls to reduce worker exposure to Be also were recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-17-567; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Air-contamination; Alkaline-earth-metals; Employee-exposure; Dust-collection; Dust-analysis; Asbestos-dusts; Risk-factors; Environmental-engineering;
CAS No.
7440-41-7; 1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19790301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143703
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-17-567
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
5052;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 pages
State
PA; OH;
TOP