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SILICA

Evaluation of Substitute Materials for Silica Sand in Abrasive Blasting

Contract No. 200-95-2946

Primary contact:
Mark Greskevitch, Project Officer
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1095 Willowdale Road, MS PB-233
Morgantown, WV 26505-2888
(304) 285-6305
	worker doing silica sand blasting email: mfg1@cdc.gov

Report prepared by:
KTA-Tator, Inc.
115 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1085
(412) 788-1300

Contract Specialist:
Geraldine Puskar
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Phase 1 (Laboratory Investigations): September 1998

Report [PDF - 315 KB]

Appendices
	worker doing silica sand blasting
  1. Study Design - Protocol [PDF - 35 KB]
  2. Supplier Comments and Concerns
  3. Substrate Test Panel Certification
  4. Letter to Suppliers [PDF - 13 KB]
  5. Sample Inspection Reports [PDF - 195 KB]
  6. Process Control Charts and Statistical Analysis [PDF - 15 KB]
  7. Break Down Chamber - Drawing
  8. Blast Cleaning Booth Drawing/Operating Conditions [PDF - 16 KB]
    Drawing of the blasting cleaning booth
  9. Journal of Protective Coatings and Lingings Article
    1. Tables of Abrasive Performance [PDF - 40 KB]
    2. Tables of Industrial Hygiene Data
      Descriptions of the Health Hazards [PDF - 39 KB]
      Air Sample Results [PDF - 433 KB]
      Air Sample Data Analysis [PDF - 106 KB]
      Bulk Elemental Analysis [PDF - 76 KB]
      Comparison of Airborne Concentrations to Bulk Concentrations [PDF - 86 KB]
    3. Graphs of Statistical Attributes [PDF - 12 KB]
    4. Cost Calculation Table [PDF - 9 KB]
    5. Photographs
      Report Tables [PDF - 30 KB]
      Report Figures [PDF - 76 KB]
	worker doing silica sand blasting

Phase 2 (Field Investigations): December 1998

Report [PDF - 181 KB]

Appendices

  1. Study Design - Protocol [PDF - 25 KB]
  2. Containment Drawings/Blast Run Conditions and Productivity Data [PDF - 291 KB]
  3. Sample Inspection Reports [PDF - 121 KB]
  4. Sample Pre- and Post-Medical Report Forms
    1. Tables of Abrasive Performance [PDF - 15 KB]
    2. Tables of Industrial Hygiene Data
      Appendix B Glossary [PDF - 5 KB]
      Descriptions of the Health Hazards [PDF - 38 KB]
      Air and Bulk Element Analysis [PDF - 161 KB]
    3. Graphs of Statistical Attributes [PDF - 11 KB]
    4. Cost Calculation Tables [PDF - 10 KB]
    5. Photographs
      Report Tables [PDF - 21 KB]
      Report Figures [PDF - 46 KB]

Phase 3 (Comparison of Lab and Field Investigations): March 1999

Report [PDF - 101 KB]

Appendices

  1. Descriptions of the Health Hazards and Recommended Exposure Limits for the Eleven Health Related Agents [PDF - 25 KB]

Report Tables [PDF - 138 KB]

Report Figures [PDF - 19 KB]

Hard copies of this report may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). You may contact them by calling toll free (800) 553-6847 or by calling the commercial number (703) 605-6000.

Phase 1: NTIS # PB99-105553. Approximate cost $98, not including $5 shipping and handling.

Phase 2: NTIS # PB99-140964. Approximate cost $54, not including $5 shipping and handling.

Phase 3: NTIS # PB99-140972. Approximate cost $29.50, not including $5 shipping and handling.

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