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Preliminary survey report: control technology for filling of containers at Corn Products Company, Summit, Illinois.
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 155-13a, 1986 Mar; :1-6
A survey of technology for controlling exposure to dust during loading of bulk dry materials was conducted at Corn Products Company (SIC-2046), Summit, Illinois in December, 1985. The control technology consisted of a dust control loading (DCL) system containing a loading spout having 14 feet of travel and a skirt attachment around the spout, and a 1,000 cubic feet per minute exhaust. The system was used to load trucks and railroad cars with a fiber product. The DCL system was not effective when loading open trucks containing ribs running across the top and down the center and railroad hopper cars. Personal protection in the bulk loading area included safety shoes and a safety line for workers on top of the railroad cars. The company was planning to replace the DCL system with a new loading station. The author concludes that the DCL system as presently used is ineffective in reducing dust emissions. He concludes that when the new loading station goes into operation, an in depth study could be of value in determining the spout's effectiveness in controlling dust.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Agricultural-industry; Exposure-levels; Occupational-exposure; Region-5; Dust-exposure; Protective-measures; Materials-storage; Health-hazards; Field-Study; Respiratory-irritants; Pulmonary-disorders
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