|Document ID (ISN)||30634|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-7834 - Arbetsmiljö
|Convention or series no.
||Lead dust control in the accumulator industry: Good ventilation and personal hygiene
||Ackumulatorindustri bekämpar blydamm: God ventilation och personlig renlighet [in Swedish]|
||1978, No.10, p.11-13. Illus.
||This article describes lead dust control measures adopted in a Swedish storage battery factory: melting, oxidation, handling and storage of lead oxide; mixing of paste and pressing it into the grids; drying operations etc.) ventilation (the exhausted air is purified in wet dust collectors and is not recirculated; the air conditioning is shut off outside working hours, to avoid unnecessary stirring up of dust); local exhaust ventilation and vacuum cleaners are used to remove deposited dust; personnel are required to wear rubber gloves, protective clothing, dust masks, etc.; work clothes must be changed daily and a daily shower taken; regular blood tests of exposed workers and transfer to other work if blood lead levels exceed 60µg/100ml.
||lead; dust; battery and dry cell manufacture; ventilation; personal hygiene
||removal of deposited dust; local exhaust; metal fumes; blood monitoring; personal protective equipment; particulate removing respirators; transfer to other work; wet dust collectors
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Lead and compounds