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Document ID (ISN)107266
CIS number 07-1390
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6151-2
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 374
Author(s) Wells D., Greenall A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluating the effectiveness of legislation, technology and working methods for reducing occupational exposure in the foundry industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. vi, 91p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This project was designed to exploit the wealth of historical dust, fume and gas occupational exposure data in the foundry industry of the United Kingdom, available in the archives of a foundry technology research organization. Over 50,000 data points were extracted from archived reports and transferred to an electronically-analyzable database to provide an insight into the effects of legislation, sector guidance, technology and working methods on the reduction of occupational exposure in the foundry industry. The results confirmed that United Kingdom legislation including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH, see CIS 03-1023) together with industry efforts had profound beneficial effects on exposure.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; foundries; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; safety and health documentation; plant health organization; formaldehyde; cristobalite; manganese and compounds; nickel and compounds; report; ammonia; furfuryl alcohol; silica; limitation of exposure; role of government; legislation; sampling and analysis; computerized data bases; occupational hygiene
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Exposure evaluation