|Document ID (ISN)||103292|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Simpson A.T., Stear M., Groves J.A., Piney M., Bradley S.D., Stagg S., Crook B.
||Occupational exposure to metalworking fluid mist and sump fluid contaminants
||Jan. 2003, Vol.47, No.1, p.17-30. Illus. 30 ref.
||This paper summarizes the analytical and occupational hygiene findings from a recent survey of occupational exposure to metalworking fluids (MWFs) in the metalworking industry in the United Kingdom. In general, occupational exposure to mineral oil MWF mist was controlled to under 3mg/m3 (8h time-weighted average) and to under 1mg/m3 for water-mix MWF mist. Fluid management was found to be poor, with most sites failing to meet industry good practice or Health and Safety Executive (HSE) standards. High levels of bacteria and endotoxins were found in sumps, and control of other factors, such as water-mix fluid concentration, was often poor. These findings will be used to develop guidance from the HSE on good practices, including indicative limits for MWF mist and sump fluid contaminants, with significant emphasis on sump fluid management (maintenance and monitoring), as well as control issues.
||occupational hygiene; aerosols; biological hazards; cutting fluids; metalworking industry; mists
||public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; bacteria; bacterial toxins; safe working methods; cleaning; exposure evaluation; survey; maintenance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)