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In-depth survey report: control technology for metal reclamation industries at East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc., Lyon Station, Pennsylvania, report no. CT-202-15b.

Authors
Hall-RM; Earnest-GS; Jensen-PA; Zimmer-AT
Source
NIOSH 1996 Jun; :1-33
NIOSHTIC No.
00230674
Abstract
In an effort to identify effective hazard control methods and work practices, an in depth evaluation was conducted at the East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc. (SIC-3341), Lyon Station, Pennsylvania, which had previously been identified as having the lowest air lead (7439921) concentrations in lead smelter areas during a previous survey. This facility was primarily involved in lead reclamation from recycled automobile and industrial batteries. Control methods employed included automation, local exhaust ventilation, partial enclosures, and enclosed ventilation systems in the reverberatory and blast furnaces, and in casting and refinery areas. Employees in production areas also wore filtered half mask respirators, adhered to strict company policies on personal hygiene, and participated in incentive programs designed to reduce blood lead levels and encourage good personal hygiene and work practices. The authors noted that there was a potential for significant lead exposure in the blast furnace area, reverberatory furnace area, refinery area, and front end load operations. The authors recommend that efforts be made to improve controls in these areas.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; CT-202-15b; Region-3; Lead-compounds; Control-technology; Ventilation-systems; Occupational-exposure; Air-quality-monitoring; Workplace-studies
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19960603
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-197579
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-202-15b
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
3341
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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