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Melting and Pouring Department -- Health Hazards in a Foundry.


PB274205

Publication Date 1976
Page Count 44
Abstract The potential health hazards in melting and pouring areas of foundries are metal dusts and fumes, silica dusts, gases, vapors, noise and vibration, and radiant energy. The sources of each hazard and particular hazards arising in aluminum, brass, bronze, iron, and magnesium foundries are described. The clues to overexposure are listed, with the appropriate controls. The actions which workers should take for their own protection include reporting problems, wearing protective equipment, housekeeping, personal hygiene and medical examinations. A list of do's and don'ts for a healthy work environment, and some brief first aid information are given.
Keywords
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazardous materials
  • Foundries
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Metals
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Vibration
  • Radiation
  • Control
  • Industrial medicine
  • Safety engineering
  • Preventive medicine
  • Toxicology
  • First aid
  • Dusts
  • Fumes
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Gases
  • Vapors
  • Exposure
  • Protective clothing
  • Medical examination
  • Hygiene
  • Noise reduction
  • Aluminum
  • Brasses
  • Bronzes
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Housekeeping
  • Air pollution control
  • Environmental health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio. Div. of Technical Services.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197804
Melting and Pouring Department -- Health Hazards in a Foundry.
Melting and Pouring Department -- Health Hazards in a Foundry.
PB274205

  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazardous materials
  • Foundries
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Metals
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Vibration
  • Radiation
  • Control
  • Industrial medicine
  • Safety engineering
  • Preventive medicine
  • Toxicology
  • First aid
  • Dusts
  • Fumes
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Gases
  • Vapors
  • Exposure
  • Protective clothing
  • Medical examination
  • Hygiene
  • Noise reduction
  • Aluminum
  • Brasses
  • Bronzes
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Housekeeping
  • Air pollution control
  • Environmental health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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