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NIOSH Testimony on Grain Handling Facilities; Safety Hazards by R. A. Lemen, March 1, 1984.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1984 Mar:12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00196230
Abstract
This testimony provides the views of NIOSH regarding OSHA's proposed standard on hazards inherent in the handling of grain at grain storage facilities. The testimony addresses sections of the proposal dealing with recognition and prevention of the hazards of dust explosions and other safety hazards associated with this work; safe entry into bins, silos and tanks; reduction of grain dust to an acceptable level and the development of a measuring tool which would accurately determine the level present; fire fighting operations peculiar to grain dust fires; and exposure to toxic fumigants, pesticides, noise, and vibration. This testimony also presented several excerpts from the NIOSH publication concerning occupational safety in grain elevators and feed mills which was felt to have bearing on the proposed ruling.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Food-processing-industry; Dust-exposure; Dust-inhalation; Explosive-hazards; Explosive-atmospheres; Safety-practices; Accident-prevention; Grain-dusts; Grain-elevator-workers;
Publication Date
19840301
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152793
NTIS Price
A03
Source Name
NIOSH, 12 pages
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