Chapter 15. OSHA-EPA Regulations-Effect on Glass Furnace Repairs

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Bradley Q. Kinsman

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch15

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Kinsman, B. Q. (2008) OSHA-EPA Regulations-Effect on Glass Furnace Repairs, in Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch15

Author Information

  1. Corning Glass Works Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374658

Online ISBN: 9780470320327

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Keywords:

  • glass furnace;
  • personal protdon program;
  • silica;
  • hazardous waste;
  • furnace repairs

Summary

Concerns about respirable dust during glass furnace repairs have led to extensive measurements of hazardous dust levels attendant to repair work, in particular during the demolition phase. Respirable dust levels exceed OSHA permissible exposure limits for various materials. Extensive and costly personal protection programs for workers are required as well as innovative work practices. Information is being developed to better separate and define the hazardous wastes from a glass furnace repair.