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Preliminary Report of Plants and Processes for Infrared Radiation.
JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, Virginia 1980 Apr:31 pages
The industrial uses and unwanted industrial occurrences of infrared radiation were discussed. The physical characteristics of infrared radiation were described. Exposure to infrared radiation was considered for the following industries: chemicals and allied products, contract construction, electrical equipment, fabricated metals, food and related products, furniture and fixtures, instruments, leather products, manufacturing, primary metals, printing and publishing, rubber and plastics, and stone, clay and glass. The extent of employee exposure to infrared radiation depended on wavelength and energy, proximity of worker to source, degree of worker protection with heat shields, clothing, and tinted goggles, and general workplace conditions. The eye was the critical organ due to its limited ability to dissipate the absorbed heat and its sensitivity to elevated intraocular temperatures. The skin was also a primary concern as it has an extensive surface area and is the initial absorber of incident infrared radiation.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-79-0090; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-hazards; Construction-industry; Furniture-manufacture; Leather-industry; Nonionizing-radiation; Infrared-radiation; Occupational-exposure;
Final Contract Report;
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JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, Virginia
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division