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Pattern Shop, Core Room, Molding Shop, and Sandhandling Department.
NIOSH 1976:36 pages
The health hazards found in the pattern shop, core room, molding area and sand handling room of foundries are listed in order of importance for each area. The hazards include noise, gases, solvent and epoxy vapors, mineral, silica and other dusts, microwave radiation, and metal fumes. Each hazard is described and identified, and information given on how exposures can be reduced. The worker's responsibility for using good work practices and having medical examinations are explained. A list of do's and don'ts for a healthy work environment and some brief first aid information are given.
Foundries; Hazardous-materials; Toxic-gases; Organic-solvents; Silica-dusts; Nonionizing-radiation; Safety-practices; Exposure-limits;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, DHEW Publication No. 77-132, 36 pages
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division