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Industrial hygiene survey of the Amax Nickel Refining Co. Inc. P.O. Box 1336 Braithwaite, Louisiana, 70040.

Authors
Donaldson HM
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 63-13, 1977 Apr; :1-24
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NIOSHTIC No.
00073706
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Amax Nickel Refining Company (SIC-3339), at Braithwaite, Louisiana, on February 8, 1977, for the purpose of observing environmental conditions and to obtain company air sampling data indicating exposure of workmen at this plant. The facility, health and safety program, housekeeping, and the process are described. Potential hazards include: exposure to nickel (7440020) and cobalt (7440484) dusts and mists, sulfuric-acid (7664939) mists, noise from compressors, and potential radiation exposure associated with the beta gauges used in parts of the process. Although areas such as powdering and briquetting operations had nickel dust levels above the OSHA standard of 1 milligram per cubic meter, corrective action in progress should reduce levels to 0.1 milligram per cubic meter. Housekeeping in general was good, and the company is continuing to improve hygienic conditions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Airborne-particulates; Heavy-metals; Primary-metallurgical-processes; Air-contamination; Chemical-processing; Transition-metals
CAS No.
7440-02-0; 7440-48-4; 7664-93-9
Publication Date
19770429
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-106369
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-63-13
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3339
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
LA; OH
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