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Industrial Hygiene Survey of the White Pine Copper Company, White Pine, Michigan.


PB81228850

Publication Date 1973
Personal Author Shuler, P. J.; Curtis, R. A.; Wallingford, K. M.; Wagner, W.; Jones, J.
Page Count 52
Abstract Air samples were collected to determine worker exposure to lead (7439921) (Pb), cadmium (7440439) (Cd), copper (7440508) (Cu), zinc (7440666) (Zn), arsenic (7440382) (As) and sulfur-dioxide (7446095) (SO2) at the White Pine Copper Company (SIC-3325) in White Pine, Michigan. None of the samples were in excess of the then existing OSHA standards. The concentrations for Pb, zinc-oxide fumes, Cd dust, Cd fume and arsenic were 0.2, 5, 0.2, 0.1 and 0.5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu. m), respectively. Samples for Cu dust taken above the reverberatory furnaces were in excess of the OSHA standard of 0.1 and 1 mg/cu. m. The estimated time weight average exposure for SO2 was less than 1 part per million (ppm). The authors recommend urine sampling to ascertain Cu, Pb, Cd, Zn, and As concentrations. They recommend improved cleaning and better handling of materials, extending the length of the hood over the converter in the smelting building and the use of appropriate hearing protection against high noise levels.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Auditory perception
  • Metals
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Sanitation
  • Vapors
  • Protection
  • Lead(Metal)
  • Cadium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Arsenic
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 7439-92-1
  • CAS 7440-43-9
  • CAS 7440-50-8
  • CAS 7440-66-6
  • CAS 7440-38-2
  • CAS 7446-09-5
  • SIC 3325
  • Heavy metals
  • Hearing
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, OH. Div. of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study 27 Nov-1 Dec 72.
NTIS Issue Number 198123
Industrial Hygiene Survey of the White Pine Copper Company, White Pine, Michigan.
Industrial Hygiene Survey of the White Pine Copper Company, White Pine, Michigan.
PB81228850

  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Auditory perception
  • Metals
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Sanitation
  • Vapors
  • Protection
  • Lead(Metal)
  • Cadium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Arsenic
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 7439-92-1
  • CAS 7440-43-9
  • CAS 7440-50-8
  • CAS 7440-66-6
  • CAS 7440-38-2
  • CAS 7446-09-5
  • SIC 3325
  • Heavy metals
  • Hearing
  • 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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