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Special Asbestos Dust and Preliminary Industrial Hygiene Survey at Abex Corporation American Brakeblok Division, Winchester, Virginia, Report No. IWS-32-25d.

Authors
Dement-J; Shuler-P
Source
NIOSH 1972 Feb:35 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00105099
Abstract
Asbestos (1332214) exposures at the American Brakeblok Division of the Abex Corporation (SIC-3714) in Winchester, Virginia, are evaluated on February 7 to 11, 1972. Facility design and operations are described together with sampling procedures. Tabulated data on ventilation measurements and individual worker exposures to asbestos is provided based on findings of an earlier survey. Housekeeping practices and use of personal protective equipment are reviewed. The authors conclude that excessive asbestos exposures occur in the mixing and preforming areas. Recommendations include development of a mechanical asbestos loading method for the mixers, use of approved respirators, improved ventilation, and welding of blast gates once new ventilation systems are installed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-32-25d; Region-3; Motor-vehicle-parts; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Industrial-hygiene; Work-practices; Workplace-studies; Control-methods; Protective-equipment;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19720211
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-122980
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
IWS-32-25d
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
3714;
Source Name
Environmental Investigations Branch, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-32-25d, 35 pages, references
State
VA; OH;
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