Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

From JPCL, December 2017

By Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article explores the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substrate, and coating used and treated in abrasive blasting from multiple aspects including inhalation hazards from the treated surface (paint, epoxy, heavy metals), hazards from abrasives (sand, coal slag, steel grit, garnet, crushed glass, organics and polymers) and hazards from breathing air (carbon monoxide, oil, odors and mist)....


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Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Air abrasive blast cleaning; Air quality; hazardous materials; Hazards; Health & Safety; Respirators; Respiratory Protection Standard

Comment from Michael Beitzel, (5/28/2019, 2:04 PM)

What is the PEL for dust and does anyone have the exposure level for vapor blasting with garnet?


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