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Document ID (ISN)30634
CIS number 79-133
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7834 - Arbetsmiljö
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saarinen J.
Title Lead dust control in the accumulator industry: Good ventilation and personal hygiene
Original title Ackumulatorindustri bekämpar blydamm: God ventilation och personlig renlighet [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1978, No.10, p.11-13. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) lead; dust; battery and dry cell manufacture; ventilation; personal hygiene
Descriptors (secondary) removal of deposited dust; local exhaust; metal fumes; blood monitoring; personal protective equipment; particulate removing respirators; transfer to other work; wet dust collectors
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances