Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Preliminary Survey Report: Evaluation of Brake Drum Service Controls at U.S. Army Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Report No. CT-152-15A.

Authors
Godbey-FW
Source
NIOSH 1988 Aug:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00181819
Abstract
A visit was made to the U.S. Army Armor Center (SIC-9711), Fort Knox, Kentucky, as part of a study of asbestos (1332214) hazards encountered during the maintenance and repair of vehicular brakes. Approximately 800 vehicles were maintained at this center each year with about 100 brake jobs being needed during that course of time. Exposure to asbestos may occur during cleaning, maintenance, and repair of brakes. Workers were encouraged to use good work practices including the complete water rinsing and wet bristle brushing of all exposed parts prior to handling, gently removing and handling all parts, consistently using all required personal protective equipment, and following instructions for use of asbestos control devices. Annual physical examinations were provided for workers performing vehicular brake repair services. The author concludes that this facility did not appear to have asbestos controls which were sufficient to protect the workers from asbestos dust arising from service operations. The advisability of conducting an in depth evaluation of the controls at this facility will be made in the future, after all the preliminary surveys and finalization of the protocol for the project has been reached.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-152-15A; Region-4; Airborne-fibers; Fibrous-bodies; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Dust-inhalation; Automotive-industry; Automobile-repair-shops; Mechanics;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19880801
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-107395
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-152-15A
Priority Area
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Pulmonary-system-disorders;
SIC Code
9711;
Source Name
Engineering Control Technology Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-152-15A, 7 pages
State
KY; OH;
TOP