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Walk-Through Survey Report, Control Technology for Solid Materials Handling, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Steelton Plant, Steelton, Pennsylvania, Report No. CT-144-12a.

Authors
Heitbrink-WA
Source
NIOSH 1983 Apr:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00133549
Abstract
A control technology survey was conducted at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's facility (SIC-3295) in Steelton, Pennsylvania, on April 15, 1983. Dust control operations during bag opening, dumping, and disposal were examined. The facility employed 125 workers. An automatic bag opening device was used to empty bags of silica (14808607), flour, fine clay, bentonite (1302789), and cereal binders in various molding sand formulations. Bag opening, emptying, and disposal involved potential respiratory and dermal exposures to settled dust and the contents of the bags. After the bags entered the bag opening machine, the workers were isolated from dust generation. The opening and compacting operations were conducted in a completely enclosed area and a small bag house air cleaner was mounted on top of the inlet. Workers opened the bags carefully. Periodic air sampling was performed with an average respirable dust concentration of about 0.5 milligrams per cubic meter. Workers received safety training before beginning operation of the device and personal protection items were required including safety glasses and shoes.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Steel-industry; Occupational-hazards; Industrial-hazards; Skin-irritants; Lung-irritants; Safety-education; Safety-practices; CT-144-12a; Region-3;
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 1302-78-9;
Publication Date
19830415
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-180983
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-144-12a
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3295;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-144-12a, 7 pages
State
PA; OH;
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