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Abrasive blasting protective practices study - field survey results.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1975 Oct; 36(10):745-751
The occupational health hazards resulting from abrasive blasting are excessive noise and high respirable dust levels. In the companies surveyed, in the monument, painting/sandblasting and primary metals industries, and in shipyards, protection against these hazards ranges from adequate to non-existent. The noise hazard is considerable but is generally ignored. Many forms of respiratory protective equipment are used, giving varying degrees of protection, but are almost invariably poorly maintained, thus reducing their effectiveness, which is also reduced by the poor design of the equipment.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-71-0047; Noise-control; Noise-levels; Dust-analysis; Dust-control; Safety-maintenance; Shipyard-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-engineering; Monument-industry; Stonemasons; Painters; Metal-workers
Austin W. Blair, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Boeing Aerospace Company, Seattle, Washington 98124
Issue of Publication
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Page last reviewed: September 11, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division