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Document ID (ISN)110061
CIS number 09-1119
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Andersson L., Bryngelsson I.L., Ohlson C.G., Naystr÷m P., Lilja B.G., Westberg H.
Title Quartz and dust exposure in Swedish iron foundries
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.6, No.1, p.9-18. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract Occupational exposure to respirable dust and quartz were determined in 11 Swedish iron foundries. Some 400 breathing atmosphere samples associated with all job titles were analyzed for respirable dust and quartz, and expressed as time-weighted averages. The sampling strategy enabled evaluating use of respirators in certain jobs, thus determining actual exposure. For respirable quartz, 23% of all the measurements exceeded the European occupational exposure limit (EU-OEL), and 56% exceeded the ACGIH-TLV. Estimations of exposure levels for various categories of workers (fettlers, furnace and ladle maintenance and repair workers) are given, together with the effect of using respirators.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; quartz; iron and steel industry; determination in air; foundries; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; sand; maintenance and repair; melting furnaces; fettling; breathing atmosphere; particulate removing respirators; job-exposure relation; sampling and analysis; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Iron and steel industry