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Walk-Through Survey of the Johns-Manville Corporation Fibrous Glass Plant 7 Waterville, Ohio.
NIOSH 1973 Apr:18 pages
A walk-through survey was conducted at the Johns-Manville Corporation, Fibrous Glass (SIC-3229) Plant 7, Waterville, Ohio, on March 30, 1973, to observe the microfiber operations in this facility and to take preliminary air samples in the microfiber operations. The major products of the plant are microfibers for making filtration papers, microfelt insulation, microquartz refractory fibers, and die pads and larger diameter fibers. The processes are described in detail. Potential health hazards observed include: respiratory exposure to small diameter fibrous glass, fibrous glass mechanical dermatitis, high noise exposures in fibrous glass forming areas, and respiratory exposure to binder materials liberated during curing. Relatively large exposures to possibly respirable fibers occur in the microfiber operations, and human experience with such fibers is limited. Therefore, this population should be closely observed for signs of respiratory involvement.
NIOSH-Publication; IWS; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-5; Fiberglass; Air-contamination; Airborne-particulates; Skin-disorders; Respiratory-system; Glass-fibers; Insulation; Respirable-dust;
NTIS Accession No.
Pulmonary System Disorders
Environmental Investigations Branch, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 pages, 5 references
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