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Document ID (ISN)111998
CIS number 11-0685
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 677
Author(s) Cotton R., Underwood R.
Title Analysis of CTI foundry dataset
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. vi, 13p. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access RR_677 [in English]
Abstract This report contains a statistical analysis of an exposure dataset provided by a United Kingdom research and development consultancy specialized in castings technology. The purpose of the analysis was to provide a snapshot of exposure levels to ferrous foundry particulate and other chemicals, across a range of casting and fabrication related jobs. The original dataset consisted of close to 50,000 records including potential exposure level, substance, job type, date of measurement, and the use of respiratory protection equipment and local exhaust ventilation. The dataset was filtered to exclude records which were pre-1995 or that related to jobs or substances that were not of interest. After filtering, 21,885 records of exposures to 30 substances remained, covering the time period 1995-2004, which were then classified according to nine generic job types and stratified by the generic job types and substance, and compared to current workplace exposure limits where appropriate.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; cast iron; casting of metals; exposure evaluation; foundries
Descriptors (secondary) exhaust ventilation; personal protective equipment; public OSH institutions; research; job-exposure relation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Exposure evaluation