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Respirator use and practices in primary metal operations.
Doney B; Greskevitch M; Groce D; Syamlal G; Bang KM
Foundry Manage Technol 2007 Apr; :32,31
In 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted the Survey of Respirator Use and Practices (SRUP) among 40,000 randomly selected U.S. establishments.The topics surveyed and data collected included the types of respiratory protection used by workers, the types of respirator fit tests performed, and the presence of substances that prompted the decision to use respiratory protection. The findings of the survey raised questions about respirator usage, and how these practices compare with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and NIOSH recommendations. This report focuses on information from the survey for establishments in the Primary Metal Industries, i.e., steel works; blast furnaces; rolling and finishing mills; iron and steel foundries; and primary nonferrous smelters and refineries (Standard Industrial Classification 33).
Respirators; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Regulations; Work-practices; Industrial-environment; Metals; Metalworking-industry; Metal-fumes; Silica-dusts; Formaldehydes; Isocyanates; Foundries; Smelters; Blast-furnaces; Abrasive-blasting; Abrasive-grinding; Welding-industry; Questionnaires; Steel-foundries; Iron-industry; Milling-industry; Refineries; Surveillance
Brent Doney, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
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Journal Article; Trade
Foundry Management & Technology
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