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Preliminary control technology assessment of Cominco American, Inc., Bixby, Missouri.

Authors
Godbey FW
Source
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 111-12A, 1981 Aug; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00182761
Abstract
A visit was made to Cominco American, Inc., Bixby, Missouri to investigate their means of controlling possible hazardous working conditions for their employees involved in the beneficiation of lead ore. Approximately 4600 tons of ore were processed each day at this mill to produce lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Several of the control measures in place at this facility were state of the art including the use of isolated control booths for crushing, grinding, and flotation; good housekeeping program with a removal of dust on roadways and dock areas; use of binders sprayed over the lead concentrate pile stored in the open to prevent air erosion and contamination and oxidation of the lead-sulfide; use of a binder, vinyl latex emulsion, to cover zinc concentrate shipped on gondola car; use of a water spike to empty drums of cyanide and xanthate, and the lining of the truck bed hauling lead concentrates and other areas; use of an aspirator type vacuum system in the reagent room for dumping bags of starch to reduce dust; the use of wall insulation for temperature and noise control; and the use of an enclosed conveyor system. The author recommends that this facility be made a part of the in depth study of health hazards at lead ore beneficiation facilities so that a more detailed evaluation of the effectiveness of these control measures may be undertaken.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-7; Refineries; Control-methods; Control-technology
Publication Date
19810803
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-129829
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
ECTB-111-12A
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; OH
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