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Walk-Through Survey Report: Control Technology For Bag Opening, Emptying, And Disposal At Glidden Coatings And Resins Plant, Atlanta, Georgia, Report No. CT-144-16a.

Authors
McKinnery-WN Jr.
Source
NIOSH 1983 Oct; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134163
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at Glidden Coating and Resins (SIC-2851) in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 1983. The survey was conducted as part of a study of dust control during bag opening, dumping, and disposal. Potential hazards included clays, titanium- oxide (12137201), various silica (14808607) compounds, diatomaceous earth, calcium-carbonate (3983195), and iron-oxide (1309371). The manual bag opening and disposal operation used both local and general exhaust to remove or dilute air contaminants generated during mixing or loading operations. Ventilation produced a face velocity of 200 feet per minute at the openings where the bags were dumped. Each vat was ventilated using a flexible hose to connect the ventilation system to the vat. General ventilation provided five air changes each hour. Employees were given preemployment physicals and were monitored periodically. Dust samples taken periodically at various locations showed dust concentrations of 20 to 50 percent of relevant standards. The author concludes that the facility represents a general type of operation with a ventilation scheme that is capable of reducing emissions to well below values considered toxic for the materials handled. The facility is not recommended for inclusion in an indepth survey because controls do not cover all phases of operations.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Waste-disposal-systems; Dust-exposure; Occupational-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Waste-disposal; Dust-inhalation; CT-144-16a; Region-4
CAS No.
12137-20-1; 14808-60-7; 3983-19-5; 1309-37-1
Publication Date
19831001
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-240043
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-144-16a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
2851
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-144-16a, 6 pages
State
GA; OH
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