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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-92-157-2304, The General Castings Co. - Domestic Division, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Burton-NC
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 92-157-2304, 1993 Apr; :1-43
NIOSHTIC No.
00215343
Abstract
In response to a request from management at the General Castings Company (SIC-3321), located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, an investigation was made into worker exposures in the coremaking, molding, pouring, melting, shakeout, sand handling, and cleaning areas of the facility. The facility was a gray and ductile iron foundry. An electric induction and two holding furnaces were used to produce molten iron. No local exhaust hoods or air pollution control devices for the induction furnaces were in place. Four coremaking processes were used: hot shell, oil baked, cold box, and no bake. An industrial hygiene survey was conducted and included personal breathing zone and area air sampling, work practice evaluation, engineering control measures, and noise exposure assessment. The author concludes that workers were overexposed to respirable silica (14808607), lead (7439921) and noise. Carbon- monoxide (630080), chrysotile (12001295) and benzene (71432) exposures constituted a potential health hazard to employees in the coremaking, molding, pouring, cleaning and shakeout areas. The author recommended measures for reducing exposures and improving the use of respiratory protective devices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-92-157-2304; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Occupational-exposure; Foundry-workers; Foundries; Mineral-dusts; Toxic-gases;
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 7439-92-1; 630-08-0; 12001-29-5; 71-43-2
Publication Date
19930401
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-234144
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-92-157-2304
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3321
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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