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Utah State Division of Health Report of Environmental Study, Pippy Foundry, 455 North 4th West, Salt Lake City, Utah.


PB81230609

Publication Date 1969
Personal Author Larsen, L. B.
Page Count 6
Abstract Health Hazards associated with foundry operations were assessed at Pippy Foundry in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 6 and December 16, 1968. Personal, respirable mass samples were obtained from each of the three workers. Metal shot was used for sandblasting in a Pangborn rotoblast machine in a cinderblock building ventilated by two wall exhaust fans. In the three samples, dust measurements varied from 1.83 to 3.98 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m) as compared with the threshold limit value of 0.5mg/cu m for a 40 hour per week exposure. The author concludes that even though foundry operations do not produce constant dust concentrations in excess of the threshold limit value, additional exhaust ventilation should be provided. They also suggest that approved dust respirators be used during dusty operations.
Keywords
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Dust
  • Minerals
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Foundries
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and 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, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198124
Utah State Division of Health Report of Environmental Study, Pippy Foundry, 455 North 4th West, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah State Division of Health Report of Environmental Study, Pippy Foundry, 455 North 4th West, Salt Lake City, Utah.
PB81230609

  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environmental surveys
  • Dust
  • Minerals
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Foundries
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and 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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