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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-92-044-2265, General Castings Co., Liberty Road Facility, Delaware, Ohio.

Authors
Burton-NC; Decker-JA; Edmonds-MA; Kovein-RJ
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, HETA 92-044-2265, 1992 Oct; :1-36
NIOSHTIC No.
00213716
Abstract
In response to a request from the management of General Castings Liberty Road Facility (SIC-3321), Delaware, Ohio, an investigation was made of possible worker exposures in the coremaking, molding, pouring, melting, shakeout, sand handling, and cleaning areas of the facility. The gray and ductile iron foundry employed three shifts of workers. Personal breathing zone and area air samples were collected, and an analysis was made of work practices and engineering control measures. The authors conclude that respirable silica (14808607), cristobalite (14464461), iron (7439896), formaldehyde (50000), and benzene (71432) exposures could present a hazard to workers in the cleaning, coremaking, molding, and shakeout areas. Employees were also potentially exposed to hazardous levels of carbon-monoxide (630080). The authors recommend engineering controls, an improved respiratory protection program, and improved work practices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-92-044-2265; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Mineral-dusts; Airborne-dusts; Dust-control; Foundry-workers; Occupational-exposure;
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 14464-46-1; 7439-89-6; 50-00-0; 71-43-2; 630-08-0
Publication Date
19921001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-214195
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-92-044-2265
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3321
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DE; OH
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