SILICA

Evaluation of Substitute Materials for Silica Sand in Abrasive Blasting

Contract No. 200-95-2946

Primary contact:
Mark Greskevitch, Project Officer
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1095 Willowdale Road, MS PB-233
Morgantown, WV 26505-2888
(304) 285-6305
worker doing silica sand blasting email: mfg1@cdc.gov

Report prepared by:
KTA-Tator, Inc.
115 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1085
(412) 788-1300

Contract Specialist:
Geraldine Puskar
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Phase 1 (Laboratory Investigations): September 1998

Report Cdc-pdf[PDF – 315 KB]

Appendices
worker doing silica sand blasting
  1. Study Design – Protocol Cdc-pdf[PDF – 35 KB]
  2. Supplier Comments and Concerns
  3. Substrate Test Panel Certification
  4. Letter to Suppliers Cdc-pdf[PDF – 13 KB]
  5. Sample Inspection Reports Cdc-pdf[PDF – 195 KB]
  6. Process Control Charts and Statistical Analysis Cdc-pdf[PDF – 15 KB]
  7. Break Down Chamber – Drawing
  8. Blast Cleaning Booth Drawing/Operating Conditions Cdc-pdf[PDF – 16 KB]
    Drawing of the blasting cleaning booth
  9. Journal of Protective Coatings and Lingings Article
    1. Tables of Abrasive Performance Cdc-pdf[PDF – 40 KB]
    2. Tables of Industrial Hygiene Data
      Descriptions of the Health Hazards Cdc-pdf[PDF – 39 KB]
      Air Sample Results Cdc-pdf[PDF – 433 KB]
      Air Sample Data Analysis Cdc-pdf[PDF – 106 KB]
      Bulk Elemental Analysis Cdc-pdf[PDF – 76 KB]
      Comparison of Airborne Concentrations to Bulk Concentrations Cdc-pdf[PDF – 86 KB]
    3. Graphs of Statistical Attributes Cdc-pdf[PDF – 12 KB]
    4. Cost Calculation Table Cdc-pdf[PDF – 9 KB]
    5. Photographs
      Report Tables Cdc-pdf[PDF – 30 KB]
      Report Figures Cdc-pdf[PDF – 76 KB]
worker doing silica sand blasting

Phase 2 (Field Investigations): December 1998

Report Cdc-pdf[PDF – 181 KB]

Appendices

  1. Study Design – Protocol Cdc-pdf[PDF – 25 KB]
  2. Containment Drawings/Blast Run Conditions and Productivity Data Cdc-pdf[PDF – 291 KB]
  3. Sample Inspection Reports Cdc-pdf[PDF – 121 KB]
  4. Sample Pre- and Post-Medical Report Forms
    1. Tables of Abrasive Performance Cdc-pdf[PDF – 15 KB]
    2. Tables of Industrial Hygiene Data
      Appendix B Glossary Cdc-pdf[PDF – 5 KB]
      Descriptions of the Health Hazards Cdc-pdf[PDF – 38 KB]
      Air and Bulk Element Analysis Cdc-pdf[PDF – 161 KB]
    3. Graphs of Statistical Attributes Cdc-pdf[PDF – 11 KB]
    4. Cost Calculation Tables Cdc-pdf[PDF – 10 KB]
    5. Photographs
      Report Tables Cdc-pdf[PDF – 21 KB]
      Report Figures Cdc-pdf[PDF – 46 KB]

Phase 3 (Comparison of Lab and Field Investigations): March 1999

Report Cdc-pdf[PDF – 101 KB]

Appendices

  1. Descriptions of the Health Hazards and Recommended Exposure Limits for the Eleven Health Related Agents Cdc-pdf[PDF – 25 KB]

Report Tables Cdc-pdf[PDF – 138 KB]

Report Figures Cdc-pdf[PDF – 19 KB]

Hard copies of this report may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). You may contact them by calling toll free (800) 553-6847 or by calling the commercial number (703) 605-6000.

Phase 1: NTIS # PB99-105553. Approximate cost $98, not including $5 shipping and handling.

Phase 2: NTIS # PB99-140964. Approximate cost $54, not including $5 shipping and handling.

Phase 3: NTIS # PB99-140972. Approximate cost $29.50, not including $5 shipping and handling.

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