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Document ID (ISN)103838
CIS number 05-142
ISBN(s) 2-7389-1235-4
Year 2004
Convention or series no. INRS ED 921
Author(s) Courtois B.
Title Workshops for the casting of copper alloy components - Health and safety
Original title Les ateliers de moulage de pièces en alliages de cuivre - Hygiène et sécurité [in French]
Bibliographic information 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.
Internet access$FILE/ed921.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) casting of metals; France; copper alloys; plant safety and health organization; risk factors; foundries; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; lead; vibration; beryllium; equipment layout; safety by design; musculoskeletal diseases; personal protective equipment; subcontractors; glossary; safety guides; toxic substances
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations