|Document ID (ISN)||103838|
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ED 921
||Workshops for the casting of copper alloy components - Health and safety
||Les ateliers de moulage de pièces en alliages de cuivre - Hygiène et sécurité [in French]|
||Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, June 2004. 72p. Illus. Approx 150 ref. Price: EUR 9.40. Downloadable version free.
||http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/6B4319A2EB299C8DC1256EC3004DC2D0/$FILE/ed921.pdf [in French]
||French production of components made from copper alloys represents an annual consumption of approximately 25,000 tons of copper. Workers in this sector are exposed to various hazards that may present serious risks to their health. This guide is more specifically aimed at SMEs that supply small, medium or large batches of components for various industrial sectors under subcontract. It presents the main hazards found in copper alloy foundries together with suitable preventive measures. Contents: introduction and general aspects; organizational measures; design and maintenance of premises; production phases. Appendices cover: personal protective equipment; main occupational diseases found among foundry workers; glossary.
||casting of metals; France; copper alloys; plant safety and health organization; risk factors; foundries; health hazards
||small enterprises; lead; vibration; beryllium; equipment layout; safety by design; musculoskeletal diseases; personal protective equipment; subcontractors; glossary; safety guides; toxic substances
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations