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Preliminary Survey Report: Control Technology Support for SENSOR at U.S. Silica, Millville Plant, Newport, New Jersey, Report No. CT-171- 14a.

Authors
Sheehy-JW; Cooper-TC
Source
NIOSH 1989 Apr:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00187467
Abstract
A survey was conducted for the purpose of determining the need for improving engineering controls in a sand mining operation. The facility visited was the U.S. Silica site (SIC-1446), located near Millville, New Jersey. At this site foundry sand, glass sand, and 230 mesh ground sand for pigments were produced. Forty eight workers were employed, operating on three shifts. Occupational areas included dredging, wet processing, drying and bulk loading, and maintenance, plus a milling operation which was the main thrust of this visit. The major hazard was crystalline silica (14808607). Screens and conveyor belts in the dry processing areas at this site were covered and equipped with local exhaust ventilation. Some of the loading spouts for truck loading are equipped with 12 inch diameter concentric ventilated ducts. A detailed health and safety program was in place at this location including worker training, a written respirator program, biennial worker physicals, well designed and operating ventilation systems, periodic testing of ventilation systems, and regular personal monitoring for respirable dust and quartz. A fully automated unloading system with ventilated spouts for foundry sand was being installed at this location. The potential for worker exposure in the milling operation was slight.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-171-14a; Region-2; Control-technology; Dust-control; Milling-industry; Air-quality-monitoring; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Silica-dusts;
CAS No.
14808-60-7;
Publication Date
19890401
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-200927
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
CT-171-14a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury;
SIC Code
1446;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-171-14a, 7 pages, 1 reference
State
NJ; OH;
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