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Preliminary Survey Report: Evaluation Of Brake Drum Service Controls At Louisville Gas And Electric Company, Louisville, Kentucky, Report No. CT-152-14a.

Authors
Godbey-FW
Source
NIOSH 1985 Dec:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00159074
Abstract
A survey of technology for controlling exposure to asbestos (1332214) during brake drum service operators was conducted at the Louisville Gas and Electric Company (SIC-4931), Louisville, Kentucky in October, 1985. The major component of the engineering control system was a Nilfisk Asbestos/Clene system that removed asbestos fibers generated while servicing the brakes. Each system consisted of a filtered dust collector and a brake encapsulation cylinder. Compressed air directed by the mechanic dislodged asbestos dust from the exposed brake mechanism. The loosened dust within the cylinder was exhausted directly into the collector and trapped in disposable bags. The workers were encouraged to use good work practices, such as completely vacuuming all exposed parts prior to handling, gently removing and handling all contaminated parts, and consistently using all required personal protective equipment. The workers used approved masks. All employees were given annual chest X-rays and pulmonary function tests. The author concludes that the facility's vehicular brake servicing facility appears to be well designed and maintained. An in depth survey is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Automotive-industry; Dust-exposure; Exposure-levels; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Region-4; Biological-effects; Asbestos-fibers; Protective-measures; CT-152-14a;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19851201
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-224292
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-152-14a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
4931;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-152-14a, 9 pages
State
KY; OH;
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