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Engineering Control Of Occupational Health Hazards In The Foundry Industry. Instructor's Guide.

Authors
Scholz-RC
Source
NIOSH 1981 Aug:156 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134239
Abstract
An instructor's manual for engineering control of occupational health hazards in the foundry industry (SIC-3320) is presented. The course consists of a 6 hour module divided into five units. The primary audience for the course is the technical personnel involved in developing and implementing engineering solutions to health hazard problems. Unit 1 introduces potential foundry hazards by giving an industry overview, the sources and modes of dispersion of foundry air contaminant hazards, and the potential for worker exposure to the contaminants. Units 2, 3, and 4 deal with engineering control methods that include substitution, isolation, and ventilation. The purpose of these units is to discuss different ways to reduce or eliminate air contaminant hazards through substitution of material, equipment or processes, or through isolation by physical barrier, distance, or time. Ventilation, both localized and general, are discussed extensively including enclosing and exterior hoods and nonreceiving hoods. Unit 5 deals with maintenance, monitoring, and housekeeping aspects. Research and development needs to improve existing control techniques are also examined. How to design simple, rugged, and trouble free foundry control systems to maintain the performance of control measures, and to keep foundry free of settled or spilled dust are also outlined.
Keywords
Environmental-exposure; Health-hazards; Industrial-exposures; Industrial-safety; Occupational-exposure; Work-practices; Safety-research; Metalworking-industry;
Publication Date
19810801
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-231234
NTIS Price
A09
SIC Code
3320;
Source Name
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NTIS PB82-231-234, 156 pages, 49 references
State
OH;
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