NIOSH recommendations for control of occupational safety and health hazards... foundries.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 85-116, 1985 Sep; :1-189
This document presents the complex processes surrounding metal castings work and the associated worker injuries and illnesses that are related to exposure to the chemicals and physical agents generated by or used in the casting process. The foundry operations that have been studied include: (1) handling raw materials such as scrap metal and sand; (2) preparing sand; (3) making molds and cores; (4) reclaiming sand and other materials used in mold and core production; (5) melting and alloying metals; (6) pouring; (7) removing cores and shaking out castings: (8) rough cleaning of castings including chipping, grinding and cut-off operations; (9) maintaining and repairing equipment used in coremaking, moldmaking, and in melting, pouring, shakeout, and rough cleaning operations; and, (10) cleaning foundry areas in which molding, coremaking, melting, pouring, and rough cleaning of castings occur.
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