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Document ID (ISN)55218
CIS number 91-157
ISBN(s) 0-644-12819-4
Year 1989
Convention or series no. WAP 89/040
Author(s)
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia)
Title Foundry health hazards
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, Dec. 1989. 22p. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Safety and health guide to work in ferrous and non-ferrous foundries. Contents: identification of work elements (moulding and pattern making, coremaking, melting and pouring, shakeout or knockout, dressing and cleaning); health hazards (exposure to silica dust, carbon monoxide, metal fumes, various skin irritants and potential carcinogens; noise and vibration; heat; physical injuries); prevention and control measures (evaluation; monitoring; exposure standards; control measures; prevention of physical injuries; minimising exposure to dusts, gases and vapours; minimising the risk of heat illness; noise reduction; personal protective equipment; health assessment; education and training); first aid.
Descriptors (primary) foundries; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; safety guides; carbon monoxide; noise; vibration; silica; metal fume fever; metal fumes; heat stroke; injuries; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; data sheet; heat; carcinogens
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations