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Walk-through survey at Reynolds Aluminum Company, Primary Metals Division, Sheffield, Alabama.

Authors
Brown J
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 38-16b, 1978 Jul; :1-4
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NIOSHTIC No.
00105647
Abstract
The Sheffield factory of the Primary Metals Division of the Reynolds Aluminum Company (SIC-3334) was evaluated on July 24, 1978, for inclusion in a NIOSH retrospective case control study of worker exposure to particulate polycyclic organic matter. The factory housed a north facility built in 1958 and a south facility built in 1940. The number of employees was not reported. Five nurses on rotating shifts, one full time physician and one half time physician were employed. Preemployment and periodic medical examinations were required. Alumina was converted to aluminum by the Soderberg process. Pot size, physical design and some work processes differed between the north and south facilities. Engineering controls at the north building were more effective than those at the south building, and the north building workers used more protective equipment. The author concludes that this factory is not suitable for inclusion in the NIOSH study, since emission and exposure controls appear to be more effective than those found in the general Soderberg aluminum industry, and are not representative of the industry as a whole.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Health-survey; Industrial-hygiene; Metal-workers; Epidemiology; Worker-health; Aluminum-industry; Research
Publication Date
19780724
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-108226
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-38-16b
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3334
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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