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Document ID (ISN)107256
CIS number 07-1381
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohen H., White E.M.
Title Metalworking fluid mist occupational exposure limits: A discussion of alternative methods
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.3, No.9, p.501-507. 32 ref.
Abstract Industrial users of metalworking fluids (MWFs) need to have guidance, such as an occupational exposure limit, to determine when either engineering or administrative controls must be implemented, or whether employees require personal protective equipment. The purpose of this article is to explore various approaches that might be taken to result either in a single or in multiple limits for exposures to MWFs and their components. Approaches such as control banding are discussed in terms of an alternative to the use of an occupational exposure limit (OEL). Since MWFs vary in composition and no single OEL is likely to be appropriate for all such fluids, control banding places all MWF operations into a single band using similar (if not identical) controls. OSHA has published a best practice manual on this topic, which incorporates information from the 1998 NIOSH MWF criteria document.
Descriptors (primary) aerosols; metalworking industry; permissible levels; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; exposure evaluation; oil mist; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Metalworking industry