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Preliminary Control Technology Assessment Of Crane Company, Ferguson, Kentucky, Report No. CT-110-20a.

Authors
Godbey-FW
Source
NIOSH 1983 May:3 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00158043
Abstract
Health hazard control methods, work processes, and existing control technologies were evaluated at Crane Company (SIC-3261), Ferguson, Kentucky in September, 1982. The company employed 250 workers for production of vitreous china plumbing fixtures from ball clays, flint, and feldspar. Materials were received already ground to production specifications, and were mixed with water in an underground rotary mixer to produce slip. The blended slip was pumped to vibrating shaker screens where it was classified and transported to slip storage wells. The slip was pumped to air pressurized holding tanks, then to the casting bench where it was poured into plaster molds and allowed to harden. After finishing, the cast was dried for 24 hours at 160 to 180 degrees-F, and glazed. The glazed cast was fired for 24 hours at 2300 degrees, then cooled, packed and shipped. A program of monthly inspections and safety meetings existed, and environmental monitoring was also performed. Workers were provided with dust masks, safety glasses, and hearing protectors. Local exhaust ventilation was used at the glaze spraying and grinding operations. The author does not recommend an in depth study of this company since there is no clay preparation operation and no unique control technologies are used.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; CT-110-20a; Region-4; Control-technology; Field-Study; Ceramics-industry; Industrial-processes; Vitreous-enameling; Pottery-glaze; Plumbing; Environmental-health-monitoring; Dust-masks; Spray-painting; Personal-protective-equipment;
Publication Date
19830501
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-226016
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
CT-110-20a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3261;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-110-20a, 3 pages
State
KY; OH;
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