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Preliminary survey report: solid material sampling operations at Cabot Berylco Beryllium Alloy Plant, Reading, Pennsylvania.
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 113-14a, 1982 Jun; :1-7
An on site visit was made to Cabot Berylco Beryllium Alloy Plant, Reading, Pennsylvania to evaluate an automatic solid material sampling operation. This facility produced a beryllium/copper alloy from beryllium-hydroxide (13327327) which was manually charged into a rotary calciner which heated the chemical to form beryllium-oxide (1304569). About 300 individuals were employed in the manufacturing function of the facility with the chemical calcining and reduction operation involving 21 workers on a three shift basis. The facility had five automatic Isolok solid material samplers, used to sample beryllium-oxide from a storage bin, recycled flue dust, blended material from a storage bin, fresh beryllium-oxide from the calciner, and a finished product, NGK. A comprehensive industrial hygiene and medical program was in place at this facility with regular sampling performed for each job function. The author concludes that the solid material sampling operation has features which would be good for an in depth assessment.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Control-technology; Control-methods; Respiratory-protection; Sampling-methods
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