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An Evaluation of Environmental Hazards Associated With Metal Foundries Located in the State of Utah.

Authors
Larsen-LB
Source
NIOSH 1969 Feb:3 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106787
Abstract
Environmental hazards in the metal foundry industry were investigated in Utah during November and December, 1968. An unspecified number of foundries were evaluated. The primary hazards were related to silica (7631869) dust exposure and high noise levels. Potential hazards included exposure to smoke and gases generated during pouring operations, vapors and gases produced during shell core molding, and fumes produced during the casting of brass. None of the foundries provided periodic physical or x-ray examinations for any employees. Numerous deficiencies in ventilation were found in all of the foundries. The author recommends more extensive surveys for several of the foundries, monitoring of health and hygienic conditions at the foundries by industrial hygienists, physical examinations of foundry workers to determine their present health status, and periodic medical examinations to detect early signs of occupational illness.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-8; Mineral-dusts; Airborne-dusts; Industrial-processes; Health-services; Air-quality-measurement; Workplace-studies; Medical-monitoring; Noise-pollution; Metal-workers; Occupational-health-programs; IWS-40-16m;
CAS No.
7631-86-9;
Publication Date
19690205
Fiscal Year
1969
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-122923
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-40-16m
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Environmental Investigations Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3 pages
State
UT; OH;
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