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Abrasive Blasting Respiratory Protective Practices Survey at Boeing Aerospace Company, Seattle, Washington.

Authors
Blair-A
Source
NIOSH 1973 Aug:122 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106369
Abstract
Respiratory protective practices used by workers in industrial abrasive blasting operations were surveyed. A representative population was chosen for the on-site survey and monitoring from a preliminary survey of 3,903 firms. Field surveys consisted of worker interviews, respirable dust measurements, noise level measurements, and general work practice observations. Respirator maintenance was consistently poor. The average sand blaster was often exposed to excessive amounts of quartz (14808607) and noise. The author recommends that workers be permitted to select respirators that they can wear comfortably and be given professional fitting instructions, that periodic physical examinations be provided, and hearing protection be used by both blasters and pot men.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-71-47; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Industrial-factory-workers; Abrasive-blasting; Silicates; Noise-levels; Noise-analysis; Respiratory-irritants; Protective-measures;
CAS No.
14808-60-7;
Publication Date
19730831
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-223073
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-47
Source Name
NIOSH, Engineering Laboratories, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, DHEW
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