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Walk-Thru Survey Report, Hammond Lead Products, Incorporated, Hammond, Indiana, Report No. CT-112-15a.

Authors
Cooper-TC
Source
NIOSH 1982 Jun:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134511
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at Hammond Lead Products, Incorporated (SIC-2816), Hammond, Indiana, in April, 1982 to evaluate lead (7439921) chemical bagging operations as part of a NIOSH study of measures used to control airborne dust in dry chemical bagging and filling operations. Engineering controls at the three bag packer stations included exhaust ventilation around each packer spout and an exhaust hood at the lead-silicate bag weighing station; however, these measures were not sufficient to meet the OSHA lead standard of 50 micrograms per cubic meter. The company instituted comprehensive programs in monitoring, work practices, and personal protective equipment to protect the health of employees. Monitoring programs included periodic physical examinations and blood/lead analyses, area and personal dust sampling, and ventilation system monitoring. Employees were provided with personal protective equipment, including coveralls, disposable gloves, and respirators. Cleanup involved routine wet washing and vacuum sweeping in work areas. The author concludes that the monitoring, work practices, and personal protective equipment show a potential for reducing worker lead exposure until improved engineering controls can be implemented. An in depth study of the bagging area operations is a possibility.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Lead-production; Safety-practices; Health-protection; Occupational-exposure; Airborne-particles; Industrial-dusts; Safety-measures; Blood-analysis; CT-112-15a; Region-5;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19820601
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-199892
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-112-15a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
2816;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-112-15a, 7 pages
State
IN; OH;
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