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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report, Pioneer Talc Company, Inc., Allamore, Texas. Region 6.


PB90162272

Publication Date 1990
Personal Author Johnson, P. L.
Page Count 4
Abstract As part of a study concerning the talc mining and milling industry (SIC-1499), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a walk through survey at the Pioneer Talc Company, in Van Horn, Texas to gather data which would assist in characterizing talc (14807966) composition in the United States. There were 22 workers at the site employed during the two 12 hour shifts. Three mines served the facility. Stockpiled ore, following a primary crushing process, was fed to two mills. The course grinds were shipped in bulk hopper cars. All fine ground materials were bagged in 50 pound bags. Hazards included potentially excessive dust and noise exposures. Personnel records dating back to 1968 were located at the facility, and prior records could be located at another site. The report recommends that respirator protection be enforced for all employees in dusty areas, that NIOSH approved dust respirators be used, that maintenance operations be improved, dust collectors and dust leaks be repaired, noise measurements be taken, and housekeeping be improved and maintained. A vacuum type system should be used rather than dry sweeping and shoveling whenever possible.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Talc
  • Mining
  • Milling(Machining)
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Dust
  • Airborne wastes
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Respirators
  • Breathing masks
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Control equipment
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 1499
  • CAS 14807-96-6
  • Region 6
  • Mineral industry
  • Airborne pollutants
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
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199009
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report, Pioneer Talc Company, Inc., Allamore, Texas. Region 6.
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report, Pioneer Talc Company, Inc., Allamore, Texas. Region 6.
PB90162272

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Talc
  • Mining
  • Milling(Machining)
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Dust
  • Airborne wastes
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Respirators
  • Breathing masks
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Control equipment
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 1499
  • CAS 14807-96-6
  • Region 6
  • Mineral industry
  • Airborne pollutants
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
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