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Rendering plants - good practice for employees.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-150, 1976 Apr; :1-21
Booklet on the good practices for employees in rendering plants processing waste animal material. The most common safety problems for renderers are steam burns, cuts, and falls. The steps that should be taken for safe work are checking of the mechanical and electrical equipment, housekeeping, right use of portable ladders, use of hard hats, control of excessive dust steam cleaning, immediate treatment of cuts and bruises, avoidance of the overloading of hoists, wearing of eye protection while using mechanical saws, measurements of noise levels, reduction of exposure to excess noise, providing fire protection systems and planning for emergencies, and training in the using of portable firefighting equipment. Other topics discussed include working in confined spaces, protection from heat, heat control in plants, working with chemicals, servicing scrubbers, handling chemicals, exposure to chlorine, using disinfectants, and first aid.
Work-practices; Safety-practices; Eye-disorders; Hazards; Skin-disorders; Materials-handling; Noise-control; Fire-hazards; Fire-fighting; Flammable-materials; Toxic-gases; Safety-measures; Personal-protective-equipment;
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-150
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division