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Industrial Hygiene Characterization of the Phosphate Fertilizer Industry.


PB83234963

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Herrick, R. F.; Stephenson, F. M.; Cassady, M. E.
Page Count 58
Abstract The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performed in-depth industrial hygiene surveys at five locations to characterize occupational health hazards in the phosphate fertilizer industry. Four fertilizer plants (plants A-D) and one phosphate ore mining and beneficiation facility (plant E) were selected. Measurements were conducted for fluoride, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, cadmium, chromium, uranium, vanadium, arsenic, respirable free silica, and respirable quartz. This report includes recommendations for further sampling for Chromium (IV) as well as the establishment and enforcement of an aggressive personal protective equipment program for all workers.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Fertilizers
  • Inorganic phosphates
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Chemical reactions
  • Mines(Excavations)
  • 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.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198321
Industrial Hygiene Characterization of the Phosphate Fertilizer Industry.
Industrial Hygiene Characterization of the Phosphate Fertilizer Industry.
PB83234963

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Fertilizers
  • Inorganic phosphates
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Chemical reactions
  • Mines(Excavations)
  • 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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