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Document ID (ISN)75626
CIS number 00-1348
ISSN - Serial title Fogli d'informazione ISPESL
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beccastrini S., Tavassi S.
Title Risks, damage and solutions in the earth-mould remelting departments of cast-iron foundries in the region of Florence
Original title Rischi, danni e soluzioni nel comparto fonderie di ghisa in terra di II fusione dell'area fiorentina [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1999, Vol.12, No.3, p.22-53. Bibl.ref.
Abstract The cast iron processing industry has a significantly higher accident rate and accident severity than the average of the metallurgical industry. Six companies in the region of Florence (Italy) were analysed for the risks inherent to each production step. Major risks identified were dust (including silica), chemicals (vapours of furfuryl alcohol, formaldehyde, hydrocarbons, phenols, ammonia, organic solvents, hydrogen fluoride, nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, metal fumes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide), hand-arm vibration, noise, radiant heat, hot-cold temperature changes, allergic contact dermatitis and musculoskeletal disorders. Preventive solutions are provided; the need for local aspiration, improved tooling and adequate personal protective equipment is highlighted.
Descriptors (primary) cast iron; foundries; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; radiant heat; carbon monoxide; noise; vibration; furfuryl alcohol; hydrofluoric acid; pneumoconiosis; phenols; dust; silicosis; organic solvents; metal fumes; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; heat; casting of metals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations