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Health Hazard Control Technology Assessment of the Silica Flour Milling Industry.


PB85103281

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Caplan, P. E.; Reed, L. D.; Amendola, A. A.; Cooper, T. C.
Page Count 61
Abstract Control technology assessment was conducted in three silica flour mills (SIC-0723) to evaluate existing control technology procedures, and new and innovative control strategies. Emphasis was limited to exposure control during packing, handling, and shipping of flour products. Atmospheric dust concentrations were measured. Ventilation and air flow pattern measurements were evaluated. Standard ventilation and housekeeping procedures kept the silica (14808607) dust concentrations below the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' recommended concentration of 100 micrograms per cubic meter in most areas. The authors recommend immediate cleaning of product spills, proper bag handling techniques, vacuum cleaning of clothing, preventive maintenance, and environmental and medical monitoring programs. An effective respirator protection program is needed.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Flour mills
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Assessments
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution control
  • Dust control
  • Bagging
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 0723
  • CAS 14808-60-7
  • Fugitive emissions
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
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198501
Health Hazard Control Technology Assessment of the Silica Flour Milling Industry.
Health Hazard Control Technology Assessment of the Silica Flour Milling Industry.
PB85103281

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Flour mills
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Assessments
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution control
  • Dust control
  • Bagging
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 0723
  • CAS 14808-60-7
  • Fugitive emissions
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 41I - Job Environment
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