Sentinel event notification system for occupational risks (SENSOR): follow-up study for control of silica exposure at Woodbridge Sanitary Pottery Corporation, Woodbridge New Jersey, report No. CT- 171-11c.
Cooper-TC; Gressel-MG; Mickelsen-RL; Froehlich-PA; McGlothlin-JD; Bost-P
NIOSH 1992 Feb; :1-41
A study was made to document and evaluate the effectiveness of techniques designed to control previously identified health hazards at the Woodbridge Sanitary Pottery Corporation (SIC-3261), Woodbridge, New Jersey. The company manufactured vitreous china products such as lavatories and toilet bowls. All but one NIOSH recommendation made in 1988 had been implemented. Respirable crystalline silica dust exposures had been reduced about 78%, and respirable dust exposures had been reduced about 65%. The authors recommend the following measures to further reduce hazards: reduce the pressure in the spray guns at the glaze spray booths; improve the method used to fill the pebble mills; review the resource materials available; follow the NIOSH respirator decision logic to implement a comprehensive respirator program; examine all lifting operations and install mechanical aids or redesign work areas; improve methods for cleaning spills of slip, scrap material waste and dust; and establish an environmental monitoring program.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-171-11c; Region-2; Control-technology; Dust-control; Pottery-industry; Ceramics-industry; Ceramic-materials; Respirable-dust; Occupational-exposure
Control Technology; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-171-11c, 41 pages, 25 references