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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report of Milwhite Company Inc., Bryant, Arkansas.


PB90162298

Publication Date 1976
Personal Author Johnson, P. L.; Jones, B.
Page Count 12
Abstract A walk-through survey was conducted of the Milwhite Company, Inc. (SIC-1499), Bryant, Arkansas to assist in collecting data in an effort to characterize compositions of talc (14807966) in the United States. The facility was engaged in surface grinding operations. Milling operations started in the early 1950s at this site with the grinding of soapstone. The facility currently milled slate and barite as well, for a total combined production of 20,000 tons per year. Finished products were used for asphalt, roofing materials, aggregate in oil well drilling muds, and cement. Eleven workers were employed during two shifts, 5 days a week. Possible health hazards included excessive noise and dust exposures. Personnel records were available, including lost time accident data, Social Security numbers, and work histories from 1955 to the present time. The report recommends that respirators should be worn by all employees in dusty areas, noise measurement should be conducted to determine noise exposures, housekeeping should be improved and maintained with a vacuum type system being used where possible rather than shoveling and dry sweeping, and maintenance programs should be improved. Repairs were needed on the cyclone duct systems and dust collectors.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Dust
  • Talc
  • Milling(Machining)
  • Mills
  • Mining
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Ventilation
  • Control technology
  • Respirators
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Region 6
  • CAS 14807-96-6
  • SIC 1499
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 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 Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199009
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report of Milwhite Company Inc., Bryant, Arkansas.
Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report of Milwhite Company Inc., Bryant, Arkansas.
PB90162298

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Dust
  • Talc
  • Milling(Machining)
  • Mills
  • Mining
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Ventilation
  • Control technology
  • Respirators
  • Airborne wastes
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Region 6
  • CAS 14807-96-6
  • SIC 1499
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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