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Pulp and Paper Mills.
Franklin Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland 1980 Oct:194 pages
The various hazards present in the many steps used in the production of products from pulp and paper mills were reviewed and discussed. The biological effects of 43 chemical, physical and dust hazards were detailed in this report. Dust hazards included exposures to wood dust, mold and bagasse dusts and fibrogenic dusts. Physical hazards included high heat and humidity, and noise. Raw materials and chemical intermediates discussed included calcium-oxide (1305788), magnesium-oxide (1309484), pulping liquors, sodium- hydroxide (1310732), sulfate, sulfites, sulfides, sulfur (7704349) and sulfuric-acid (7664939). Pulp bleaching agents were discussed along with papermaking additives, contaminants and/or byproducts, and pulping or combustion effluents. Sampling and analytical techniques for physical and chemical hazards were discussed. Engineering controls for hazards in pulp and paper mills were reviewed. OSHA regulations governing pulp and paper mills were evaluated.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-79-0091; Paper-manufacturing-industry; Combustion-products; Waste-disposal; Organic-dusts; Wood-dusts; Toxic-effects; Occupational-exposure;
1305-78-8; 1309-48-4; 1310-73-2; 7704-34-9; 7664-93-9;
Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Franklin Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division