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Document ID (ISN)32693
CIS number 80-212
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Evans M.J., Ingle J., Molyneux M.K., Sharp G.T.H., Swain J.
Title An occupational hygiene study of a controlled welding task using a general purpose rutile electrode.
Bibliographic information 1979, Vol.22, No.1, p.1-17. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract 25 welders worked each for one day at a standardised welding task, assembling mild steel dock blocks in an enclosed area with 5-11 air changes/h with no local extraction. Total fume concentrations in the breathing zone exceeded the TLV on 19 days. Average concentrations of Fe, Zn, Mg and Cu were below their TLVs. Exposure was complex, with more than 20-fold variations associated with differences in work pattern and posture. No day was representative of all days or all exposures. Medical effects are reported in another paper (see CIS 80-213).
Descriptors (primary) manual arc welding; shipbuilding industry; welding fumes; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of exposure; welding electrodes; exposure evaluation; natural ventilation; metal fumes
Document type -
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Welding and cutting