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Document ID (ISN)33331
CIS number 80-831
ISBN(s) 0-918780-11-X
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gomez M., Duffy R., Trivelli V.
Title At work in copper: Occupational health and safety in copper smelting.
Bibliographic information INFORM, Inc., 25 Broad Street, New York 10004, USA, 1979. 3 Vols., 284 + 336 + 484p. Illus. 1432 ref. Price: US$70.00.
Abstract This study of conditions at all 16 US copper smelters, employing some 5000 production workers, identifies safety and health hazards, defines worker protection techniques, and evaluates company, government, and union efforts to protect workers. Vol.1 describes the health hazards affecting copper smelter workers and the methods available for their control: review of information on potential hazards (arsenic, sulfur dioxide, copper, noise; lead, iron, antimony, cadmium, silica, asbestos, aromatic hydrocarbons, heat); main points of the debate on the alternate approaches of engineering controls and personal protective equipment; detailed description of copper smelting processes, highlighting their hazards and available methods of control; findings of a 3.5-year study of the industry (engineering controls, industrial hygiene, safety, medical services, workers' rights); evaluation of the impact of regulations on copper smelting. Vols. 2 and 3 give profiles of the smelters owned by 8 companies.
Descriptors (primary) copper; non-ferrous metal industries; smelting plants
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; hot workplaces; antimony; safety engineering; USA; noise; arsenic; aromatic hydrocarbons; lead; silica; asbestos; respirable dust; manuals; health engineering; respirators; health hazards; role of government; role of workers' organizations; sulfur dioxide; cadmium; description of technique; plant safety and health organization; hearing protection
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Smelting and refining operations
Copper and compounds