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Industrywide Studies Report: Walk-Through Survey Report, Courtney and Company, Inc., Texas City, Texas, Report No. IWS-135-10.

Authors
Donaldson-HM
Source
NIOSH 1982 Jul:6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00183533
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at Courtney and Company, Inc. (SIC-1721), Texas City, Texas to observe abrasive blasting practices involving the use of silica (14808607) sand and copper slag for the purpose of planning a future industrial hygiene evaluation of this site. Sampling feasibility was determined by placing a filter cassette and cyclone assembly operated by a personal pump under the workers' supplied air hood. One phase of the operations conducted at this site included the maintenance of both the inner and outer surfaces of large steel petrochemical storage tanks, process piping, and related equipment. The removal of rust and old paint was accomplished by abrasive blasting of the surface. Silica sand was used at away work sites and copper slag was the abrasive agent used when cleaning equipment at the home site. Employees appeared to be following the safety standards set up by their employer. An employee who was observed during a blasting operation was using earplugs and a supplied air sand blasting helmet along with a disposable type respirator. The employee performing a spray painting operation wore a twin cartridge half mask respirator. The author concludes that this would be a satisfactory facility to include in an in depth study of a small abrasive blasting yard.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-135-10; Region-6; Silicates; Abrasive-blasting; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment;
CAS No.
14808-60-7;
Publication Date
19820721
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-137954
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-135-10
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
SIC Code
1721;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-135-10, 6 pages
State
TX; OH;
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