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Preliminary Control Technology Assessment Of Louisville Fire Brick Company, Grahn, Kentucky, Report No. CT-110-17a.

Authors
Godbey-FW
Source
NIOSH 1983 May:3 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00158062
Abstract
Health hazard control measures, work processes, and existing control technologies were evaluated at Louisville Fire Brick Company (SIC- 3255), Grahn, Kentucky in September, 1982. The company employed 35 workers involved in the manufacture of fire bricks from locally mined flint and flint clays containing silica (14808607), alumina (1344281), iron-oxide (1309371), titania (13463677), lime (1305788), magnesia (1309484), and alkalies. Raw clays and salvaged brick waste were crushed to 12/20 mesh, then blended with 2 to 6 percent water. The blend was fed to a hydraulic press and standard refractory shapes were formed. Oversized and irregular shapes were formed by hand. The shapes were dried and fired for 5.5 days at 2400 degrees-F. A union management committee performed periodic inspections, and health and safety posters were displayed throughout the factory. Hard hats, safety shoes, and eye protectors were provided. No specific engineering controls were employed. The author does not recommend an in depth study of this company since no unique state of the act control technologies are employed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Control-technology; Ceramics-industry; Personal-protective-equipment; Region-4; Noise-levels; Silica-dusts; Heat-exposure; Workplace-studies; Industrial-hygiene; Refractories; CT-110-17a;
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 1344-28-1; 1309-37-1; 13463-67-7; 1305-78-8; 1309-48-4;
Publication Date
19830501
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-223344
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
CT-110-17a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3255;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-110-17a, 3 pages
State
KY; OH;
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