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Preliminary control technology assessment of Mansfield Sanitary, Incorporated, Perrysville, Ohio.

Authors
Cooper T
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 110-16A, 1982 Mar; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00182762
Abstract
A visit was made to the Mansfield Sanitary Facility (SIC-3259), Perrysville, Ohio to evaluate control methods in place at the site to protect workers from on the job hazards. This facility used a variety of clays, parting compounds, and color additives to blend, form, dry, fire, package, and ship as ceramic plumbing products. Clays used include feldspar, pearless china clay and nepheline syenite from various suppliers. Other raw materials included Millwood sand, gum, cultozine-fuchsine, industrial plaster, stain, glaze, magnesium-aluminum-silicate, talc, feldspar, and zirconium- silicate. The company made good use of several ventilation techniques at loading stations, transfer points, automatic assembly lines, and the glazing stations. Parting dust became airborne when applied to the molds and while the mold was being dried. Exhaust ventilation and work practices were used to minimize exposures. Exhaust ventilation booths used for the spraying of glaze appeared to be very effective. Areas in which dust control methods appeared inadequate were at the conveyor belt transfer points where bulk raw clay material was transferred into blungers and at the point where excess dust was blown off of the glazed items before they enter the kilns. The author recommends that some of the work practices and personal protective equipment used as controls should be examined in an in depth evaluation and documentation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Control-methods; Control-technology; Airborne-dusts; Ceramic-materials; Mineral-dusts
Publication Date
19820301
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-129753
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
ECTB-110-16A
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
3259
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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