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Evaluation of substitute materials for silica sand in abrasive blasting.
NIOSH 1998 Sep; :1-668
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), commissioned KTA-Tator, Inc. to conduct a study entitled 'Evaluation of Substitute Materials for Silica Sand in Abrasive Blasting'. In conjunction with NIOSH, a project design protocol was developed to evaluate the characteristics that influence abrasive performance from a surface preparation viewpoint and the potential or worker exposures to airborne contaminants. The protocol was used to evaluate 13 generic types of abrasives, including: coal slag; coal slag with dust suppressant; crushed glass; garnet; nickel slag; olivine; silica sand; silica sand with dust suppressent; specular hematite; staurolite; and steel grit.
Abrasives; Abrasive-blasting; Occupational-diseases; Silica-minerals; Slags; Metal-cleaning; Industrial-medicine; Test-methods; Air-sampling; Dust; Respiratory-disease; Occupational-safety-and-health; Sands; Alternatives; Arsenic; Beryllium; Cadmium; Chromium; Lead; Manganese;
7440-38-2; 7440-41-7; 7440-43-9; 7440-47-3; 7439-92-1; 7439-96-5; 7440-02-0; 14808-60-7; 7440-22-4; 7440-32-6; 7440-62-2; 7631-86-9;
Final Contract Report
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KTA-Tator, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH
KTA-Tator, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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