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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-95-113, Banner Iron Works, St. Louis, Missouri.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 73-95-113, 1974 Mar; :1-12
Environmental survey and medical evaluation data reveal a potential health hazard from exposure to free silica (7631869) containing dust from cleaning of castings in an iron works. Recommendations include evaluation and redesign of ventilation systems, pre-employment examinations, periodic medical examinations of workers exposed to free silica, including chest x-rays and respiratory function tests, and exclusion of workers with evidence of silicosis or tuberculosis from areas containing free silica.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-95-113; Region-7; Hazard-Confirmed; Iron-industry; Environmental-contaminants; Dust-control; Foundry-workers; Mineral-dusts; Abrasive-dusts; Pneumoconiotic-dusts; Author Keywords: foundry; dust; respirable; silica
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