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Abrasive blasting protective practices study - field survey results.

Authors
Blair AW
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1975 Oct; 36(10):745-751
NIOSHTIC No.
00053532
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Contact
Austin W. Blair, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Boeing Aerospace Company, Seattle, Washington 98124
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19751001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0047
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
WA
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