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Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Controlling Occupational Fibrous Glass Exposure.


PB92128917

Publication Date 1992
Personal Author Schneider, C. J.; Pifer, A. J.
Page Count 68
Abstract To gather information on work practices and engineering controls that can be effectively used to control occupational exposure to fibrous glass, Calspan Corporation conducted field surveys and a literature search, and consulted with unions, trade groups, and medical experts in the field. Forty field surveys were conducted, including glass textile, glass and mineral wool manufacturers; fine fiber producers and users; glass-reinforced plastic operations; and appliance, filter, and vehicle manufacturers; as well as commercial and residential insulation installers. The variation in conditions from plant to plant with age and sector of the industry (mineral wool, glass wool, glass textiles) is most striking. While most of the newer, glass-textile and glass-wool and mineral-wool plants are well-lit, comfortable, and pay obvious attention to cleanliness, a few of the older mineral-wool plants represent the absolute antithesis of this. In some cases, the air (although of relatively low respirable fiber count according to samples taken by NIOSH) produced an accumulation of fiber on the clothing of the survey personnel and considerable 'fiber itch' after the few hours of exposure during surveying.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Glass fibers
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Fiberglass industry
  • Air pollution control
  • Environmental engineering
  • Working conditions
  • Occupational exposure
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Skin diseases
  • Glass fiber reinforced plastics
  • Fines
  • Occupational diseases
  • Dust control
  • Biological effects
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Laboratory animals
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
Corporate Authors Arvin/Calspan Advanced Technology Center, Buffalo, NY.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also PB-238 078 and PB-274 195. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final draft rept.
NTIS Issue Number 199208
Contract Number
  • CDC-99-74-65
Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Controlling Occupational Fibrous Glass Exposure.
Work Practices and Engineering Controls for Controlling Occupational Fibrous Glass Exposure.
PB92128917

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Glass fibers
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Fiberglass industry
  • Air pollution control
  • Environmental engineering
  • Working conditions
  • Occupational exposure
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Skin diseases
  • Glass fiber reinforced plastics
  • Fines
  • Occupational diseases
  • Dust control
  • Biological effects
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Laboratory animals
  • 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
  • CDC-99-74-65
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