Applications and findings of an occupational exposure database for synthetic vitreous fibers

Gary Marchant, Christopher Bullock, Charles Carter, Robert Connelly, Angus Crane, William Fayerweather, Kathleen Johnson, Janis Reynolds

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Abstract

Occupational exposure databases are being used increasingly to characterize worker exposures in industries involving a variety of exposure scenarios. The glass and rock/slag segments of the synthetic vitreous fiber industry (in the United States) has developed a large (>14,000 samples) exposure database that can be used to estimate worker exposures based on industry sector, fiber type, product type, and job function. This article describes the development of this database as part of an industry-Occupational Safety and Health Administration collaborative Health and Safety Partnership Program and summarizes the findings and potential applications of the database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental hygiene
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • Exposure database
  • Glass wool
  • Mineral wool
  • Occupational exposure
  • Rock and slag wool
  • Synthetic vitreous fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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