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Abrasive blasting operations: engineering control and work practices manual.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1976 Mar; :1-154
NIOSHTIC No.
20000332
Abstract
This publication, intended for use by plant safety and industrial hygiene engineers, describes in detail typical abrasive blast cleaning practices and equipment; potential health and safety hazards involved; methods to identify hazards, and measures which can be taken to control hazards. Abrasive blasting operations expose workers to silica sand and high noise levels, and hazards such as failure to use equipment and personal protective equipment properly, and lack of adequate machine maintenance. Research indicates that some 100,000 abrasive blasters are exposed to silica dust, inhalation of which can lead to silicosis, for up to 60 million manhours each year.
Keywords
Abrasive-dusts; Silica-dusts; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Health-protection; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Control-technology; Abrasive-blasting
CAS No.
14464-46-1; 14808-60-7; 15468-32-3
Publication Date
19760301
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273796
NTIS Price
A09
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 76-179; Contract 210-75-0029
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; DC
Performing Organization
Enviro-Management and Research, Inc.
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