|Document ID (ISN)||107256|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Cohen H., White E.M.
||Metalworking fluid mist occupational exposure limits: A discussion of alternative methods
||Sep. 2006, Vol.3, No.9, p.501-507. 32 ref.
||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.
||aerosols; metalworking industry; permissible levels; cutting fluids
||threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; exposure evaluation; oil mist; USA
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits