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Preliminary survey report: control technology for manual transfer of chemical powders at City Of Hamilton, Municipal Electric Plant, Hamilton, Ohio.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 149-15a, 1984 Aug; :1-8
Health hazard control methods, work processes and existing control technologies used in the manual transfer of chemical powders were surveyed at the City of Hamilton Municipal Electric Site (SIC-4911), Hamilton, Ohio in May, 1984. The facility employed 48 workers involved in generating electricity. Soda-ash (497198), phosphates, and flake caustic soda were used in water treatment operations. Water was used to produce steam which in turn was used to drive the electricity generating rotors. The dry materials were manually removed from drums and sacks and dumped into 75 gallon water tanks. The mixture was manually stirred with a stick until the dry materials were in solution. The solution was then automatically pumped into one of three boiler drums. No ventilation was used in the water treatment area. Workers were encouraged to use good work practices, and were provided with safety glasses, respirators, and gloves. Employees received preemployment physical examinations and training in first aid procedures. The author does not recommend an in depth study of control technologies at this facility since no unique state of the art methods are used.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Power-generation; Field-Study; Region-5; Electricity; Phosphates; Water-purification; Work-practices; Eye-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Respirators; Medical-monitoring
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