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Preliminary survey report, the Hall China Company, East Liverpool, 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 110-11A, 1981 Oct; :1-13
An on site visit was made to the Hall China Company located in East Liverpool, Ohio for the purpose of evaluating control measures designed to reduce hazardous exposures to workers at this facility. The raw materials used at this site included 15 to 30 percent ball clays and kaolins; 50 percent feldspars; and 12 to 18 percent others. In addition there were glazes which consist of frit, clay, colors, other chemical compounds and mineral elements. The major material in use with known toxicity was silicon-dioxide (7631869), referred to as silica. Local exhaust systems as well as hoods with dedicated exhaust systems were used on those operations which generate the most airborne contaminants. Settled dust which accumulated on surfaces did not appear to be excessive. Employees were provided with 3M disposable dust respirators. The investigators conclude that if a control technology assessment of the clay products industry includes this type of operation, then this facility should be a strong candidate for an in depth study.
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