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Document ID (ISN)64477
CIS number 95-969
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heitbrink W.A., Cooper T.C., Edmonds M.A.
Title Evaluation of ventilated sanders in the autobody repair industry
Bibliographic information Aug. 1994, Vol.55, No.8, p.756-759. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Orbital and reciprocating sanders were evaluated in an autobody shop to obtain information on the ability of the sanders to control worker dust exposures. When unventilated sanders were used, short-term total dust exposures ranged between 2 and 170mg/m3. When ventilated sanders were used, short term total exposures ranged between 0.22 and 1.2mg/m3. Aerosol photometer measurements showed that ventilation decreased dust exposure by a factor of 10 when body-filling compound was sanded. These results indicate that the use of sanders equipped with high-velocity, low-volume ventilation should be encouraged in the autobody repair industry.
Descriptors (primary) sanding machines; motor vehicle industry; vehicle repair and servicing; dust control
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health engineering; evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry