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Utah State Division of Health Report of Environmental Study, Star Brass Foundry and Refining Company, 449 West 8th South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Authors
Larsen-LB
Source
NIOSH 1968 Jan:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00107392
Abstract
Worker exposures to copper (7440508), zinc (7440666), lead (7439921), and free silica (7831869) were determined at the Star Brass Foundry and Refining Company (SIC-3362) in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 6, and December 23, 1968. The survey was part of a NIOSH health study of the foundry industry in Utah, and was requested by the Utah State Industrial Commission. Air samples for copper, zinc, and lead measured 0.13, 0.72, and 0.07 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m), respectively, compared with the corresponding threshold limit values (TLV's) of 0.1, 15.0, and 0.2mg/cu m. Respirable mass samples of silica dust ranged from 1.35 to 3.41mg/cu m, and contained free silica concentrations of 5 and 17 percent, respectively. Corresponding TLV's were 1.43 and 0.52mg/cu m. The author recommends wetting mold materials, using respirators for appropriate personnel, and more extensive surveying in the future to evaluate dust exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Foundries; Region-8; Foundry-workers; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Metal-dusts; Air-sampling; Silicates; Dust-exposure; Dust-analysis; IWS-40-16e;
CAS No.
7440-50-8; 7440-66-6; 7439-92-1; 7831-86-9;
Publication Date
19680109
Fiscal Year
1968
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IWS-40-16e
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
3362;
Source Name
NIOSH, Industrial Hygiene Section, 5 pages
State
UT;
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