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Safety information profile: furnace operations- non-ferrous metals.

Authors
Burton-DJ
Source
NIOSH 1979 Apr; :1-49
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091527
Abstract
A safety information profile is presented for primary and secondary nonferrous smelting, and ferrous foundry furnace operations (Standard Industrial Classifications 3331, 3341, 3369). Several different types of furnaces and their uses are described. Potential safety and health hazards, particularly burns and vapor inhalation, are reviewed. Hazard controls, particularly precautionary measures, are described, and accident and illness statistics are summarized. The possible consequences of worker exposure to metal fumes are cited, and related studies are mentioned. Industry growth trends and new developments are discussed. Company safety standards and the present development process of OSHA standards are described. A list of names and addresses of industry associations and other interested parties is provided. It is concluded that existing government regulations could be improved, and additional study is needed to devise adequate standards. Recommendations call for increased use of protective clothing, engineering controls, and employee education concerning hazards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0130; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Accident-statistics; Industrial-operations; Industrial-processes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards; Blast-furnaces; Nonferrous-metals; Nonferrous-foundries
Publication Date
19790401
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-153949
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0130
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
VA; WV
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