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Industrial Hygiene Survey of Atlantic Cement Co., Ravena, New York.


PB94158383

Publication Date 1981
Page Count 32
Abstract As part of a study of associations between dust levels and respiratory health in Portland cement production, environmental sampling was conducted at the Atlantic Cement Company in Ravena, New York. A subset of workers wore respirable dust samplers, and area samples were collected throughout the facility. Only six of 70 respirable dust samples contained detectable levels of quartz (14808607). No cristobalite (14464461) was detected. The respirable dust concentrations were relatively low for most jobs. Corrective recommendations were made to reduce the worker's exposure to airborne dust and concerned the use of administrative changes and use of personal protective equipment. Engineering controls were the recommended courses of action including ventilation system design and the separation from the dust by enclosing either the worker or the dust. Eye irritation and respiratory irritation were experienced by the workers who cut away plates from inside a ball mill with cutting torches.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental surveys
  • Cements
  • Air pollution effects(Human)
  • Dust
  • Inhalation
  • Occupational exposure
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Ventilation
  • Quartz
  • Construction industry
  • Cristobalite
  • Protective equipment
  • Environmental engineering
  • Ravena(New York)
  • EPA region 2
  • CAS 14808-60-7
  • CAS 14464-46-1
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Respiratory Disease Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199414
Industrial Hygiene Survey of Atlantic Cement Co., Ravena, New York.
Industrial Hygiene Survey of Atlantic Cement Co., Ravena, New York.
PB94158383

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental surveys
  • Cements
  • Air pollution effects(Human)
  • Dust
  • Inhalation
  • Occupational exposure
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Ventilation
  • Quartz
  • Construction industry
  • Cristobalite
  • Protective equipment
  • Environmental engineering
  • Ravena(New York)
  • EPA region 2
  • CAS 14808-60-7
  • CAS 14464-46-1
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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