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Development of Safer Methods to Clean Down Storage Bins.

Authors
Marshall-MD
Source
NTIS: PB/86-111234 :39 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004786
Abstract
A survey showed that there were 24 bin-related fatalities in the 5- year period from 1975 to 1979 in the minerals industry. Only four victims wore safety belts and only one of these had a second person attending his lifeline, as mandated by federal safety regulations. Not one victim observed the three main federal safety regulations governing work in and around bins. A study was conducted on the force necessary to pull victims partially buried in sand and limestone. Recommendations are made on procedures and safety equipment that can minimize bin-related accidents. A handbook, directed to the plant engineer responsible for bin design and safety, was also issued detailing bin designs and flow-aid accessories as a function of the flowability of the stored material to better maintain material flow from bins. A comprehensive table of the flowability of many materials produced in the minerals industry is presented, and simple procedures are given for determining the flowability of materials if not available.
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-111234
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
OFR 104-85
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/86-111234
Performing Organization
Msa Research Corp.
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