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Industrial hygiene survey report at Celotex Corporation, Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Fowler-DP
Source
NIOSH 1977 Oct; :1-87
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106256
Abstract
Air sampling, noise and ventilation surveys were conducted at a facility of the Celotex Corporation (SIC-3296) in Pittston, Pennsylvania, on October 4, 1977. First aid was administered by supervisors and trained hourly employees. Pre-employment and periodic examinations were given. The facility had an industrial hygiene supervisor. Earplugs and safety glasses were given to all employees whose job required them. High noise levels were found in the cupola and tile line areas and during the use of air line for cleaning processing equipment. Housekeeping was generally adequate. The enclosure around the spinner in the cupola area did not prevent occasional ejection of molten slag and metal, and emission of fumes and smoke into the area where the cupola operator was located. The potential for inhaling toxic material was found in some areas. Workers were not exposed to total particulate material concentrations above the OSHA limit. The highest respirable particulate value was 1.661 milligrams per cubic meter and all respirable samples were below the OSHA limits. The author recommends replacing Wollastonite with a non-fibrous substitute in the paint mix area, the use of protective gear, periodic maintenance and monitoring of the ventilation system and noise levels, ventilation and cupola area improvements, surveying workers for asbestos exposure and close medical surveillance of workers exposed to airborne Wollastonite.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0120; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; First-aid; IWS-35-31; Industrial-hygiene; Protective-equipment; Safety-measures; Noise-analysis; Medical-monitoring; Air-contamination; Asbestos-dust
Publication Date
19771004
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-107103
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
IWS-35-31; Contract-210-76-0120
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3296
Source Name
SRI International, Project No. 5414
State
PA; OH; CA
Performing Organization
SRI International, Menlo Park, California
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