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Walk-Through Survey of the Johns-Manville Corporation, Fibrous Glass Plant 7, Waterville, Ohio, March 30, 1973.


PB89216071

Publication Date 1973
Personal Author Dement, J. M.; Bierbaum, P. J.
Page Count 22
Abstract A walk-through survey was conducted at the Johns-Manville Corporation, Fibrous Glass Plant 7, Waterville, Ohio, on March 30, 1973, to observe the microfiber operations in this facility and to take preliminary air samples in the microfiber operations. The major products of the plant are microfibers for making filtration papers, microfelt insulation, microquartz refractory fibers, and die pads and larger diameter fibers. The processes are described in detail. Potential health hazards observed include: respiratory exposure to small diameter fibrous glass, fibrous glass mechanical dermatitis, high noise exposures in fibrous glass forming areas, and respiratory exposure to binder materials liberated during curing. Relatively large exposures to possibly respirable fibers occur in the microfiber operations, and human experience with such fibers is limited. Therefore, this population should be closely observed for signs of respiratory involvement.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Glass fibers
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air sampling
  • Indoor air pollution
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198921
Walk-Through Survey of the Johns-Manville Corporation, Fibrous Glass Plant 7, Waterville, Ohio, March 30, 1973.
Walk-Through Survey of the Johns-Manville Corporation, Fibrous Glass Plant 7, Waterville, Ohio, March 30, 1973.
PB89216071

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Glass fibers
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air sampling
  • Indoor air pollution
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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