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A review of engineering control technology for exposures generated during abrasive blasting operations.
J Occup Environ Hyg. 2004 Oct; 1(10):680-7.JO

Abstract

This literature review presents information on measures for controlling worker exposure to toxic airborne contaminants generated during abrasive blasting operations occurring primarily in the construction industry. The exposures of concern include respirable crystalline silica, lead, chromates, and other toxic metals. Unfortunately, silica sand continues to be widely used in the United States as an abrasive blasting medium, resulting in high exposures to operators and surrounding personnel. Recently, several alternative abrasives have emerged as potential substitutes for sand, but they seem to be underused Some of these abrasives may pose additional metal exposure hazards. In addition, several new and improved technologies offer promise for reducing or eliminating exposures; these include wet abrasive blasting, high-pressure water jetting, vacuum blasting, and automated/robotic systems. More research, particularly field studies, is needed to evaluate control interventions in this important and hazardous operation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7431, USA. mike_Flynn@unc.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15631059

Citation

Flynn, Michael R., and Pam Susi. "A Review of Engineering Control Technology for Exposures Generated During Abrasive Blasting Operations." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, vol. 1, no. 10, 2004, pp. 680-7.
Flynn MR, Susi P. A review of engineering control technology for exposures generated during abrasive blasting operations. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2004;1(10):680-7.
Flynn, M. R., & Susi, P. (2004). A review of engineering control technology for exposures generated during abrasive blasting operations. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1(10), 680-7.
Flynn MR, Susi P. A Review of Engineering Control Technology for Exposures Generated During Abrasive Blasting Operations. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2004;1(10):680-7. PubMed PMID: 15631059.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A review of engineering control technology for exposures generated during abrasive blasting operations. AU - Flynn,Michael R, AU - Susi,Pam, PY - 2005/1/6/pubmed PY - 2005/1/26/medline PY - 2005/1/6/entrez SP - 680 EP - 7 JF - Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene JO - J Occup Environ Hyg VL - 1 IS - 10 N2 - This literature review presents information on measures for controlling worker exposure to toxic airborne contaminants generated during abrasive blasting operations occurring primarily in the construction industry. The exposures of concern include respirable crystalline silica, lead, chromates, and other toxic metals. Unfortunately, silica sand continues to be widely used in the United States as an abrasive blasting medium, resulting in high exposures to operators and surrounding personnel. Recently, several alternative abrasives have emerged as potential substitutes for sand, but they seem to be underused Some of these abrasives may pose additional metal exposure hazards. In addition, several new and improved technologies offer promise for reducing or eliminating exposures; these include wet abrasive blasting, high-pressure water jetting, vacuum blasting, and automated/robotic systems. More research, particularly field studies, is needed to evaluate control interventions in this important and hazardous operation. SN - 1545-9624 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15631059/A_review_of_engineering_control_technology_for_exposures_generated_during_abrasive_blasting_operations_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15459620490506167 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -