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"PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS--SELECTED CASES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY" (19710375)

In this paper, practical methods for solving occupational health and safety problems are suggested. Many problem areas are not common to all foundries. Certain selected areas are discussed. These are: 1) injury rates, 2) silicosis incidents; 3) hearing conservation and 4) metal emissions. A factor that is not evident in the survey summaries is worthy of note. An examination of individual plant reports show that 50% of the injuries occur in 15% of the plants employing 20% of the industry work force. Further examination shows 20% of the injuries occurring in another 15% of the plants employing 18% of the force. The balance of the industry, 70% of the plants, employ 62% of the workers and incur only 30% of the injuries. Practical solutions to environmental problems must be sought in a rational manner. Conventional management engineering techniques can be applied for problem solving. Problem areas, hazards and degrees of exposure are not uniform throughout our industry. There are standard reference bases for comparing desired goals. Solutions to reach these goals should be based on conception, planning and implementation. Alternatives for implementing solutions can be administrative, engineering control or personal protection.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (19720466)
Modern Casting (June 1972), p. 43
With a 10 question and answer format this one page article states that OSHA protects an employee who files a complaint, allows an employer to protest and inspection, allows employer to enforce compliance with safety regulations. To date OSHA inspectors conducted a total of 13,317 inspections in 12,176 establishments employing more than 2.3 million workers. Inspectors found 34,690 violations of job safety and health standards, issued 9179 citations and proposed $725,169 in penalties. Air pollution control expenditures are allowable costs for purposes in increasing prices under the Economic Stabilization Regulations? Federal regulations make 90 dBA the maximum sound level for an operator in one location to a noise producing machine for 8 hr. some typical noise levels are: air compressor--92, punch press--100, positive displacement blower-- 107, hard rock music--110, jet passing overhead--115, jack hammer--120.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING EPOXY RESINS (19800503)
AFS Transactions 1980 Available as Preprint No. 80-76 @$3.00
The purpose of this paper is to review some of the factors impacting upon the epoxy resins business, to discuss toxicity testing in general and mutagenicity testing in particular, and to have a brief look at some of the major toxicity-related federal laws in the health, safety, and environmental area. Finally, this discussion will focus on the implications of these factors to those interested in epoxy resins businesses. This paper is a review and few new data will be presented; it purports to draw together a number of diverse factors which impact upon the epoxy resins businesses.

U.S. Metalcasting Industry Provides Environmental and Safety Improvements (20091202)
A White Paper Published by the American Foundry Society, November 2008
"At a time when there is an increasing emphasis on renewable energy sources, greater focus on environmental issues and a continuing stress on safety, the U. S. metalcasting industry can point to a proud record in all three areas. Metalcasters are among the original recyclers, since remelting metal for new castings has been an integral casting practice for thousands of years. The industry also has made great strides in the manufacturing process itself to reduce energy consumption, minimize toxics and waste, reduce air emissions, conserve water and contribute to the development of renewable energy devices. Furthermore, the metalcasting industry is generating these results while achieving year-after-year decreases in recordable injuries and illnesses. The industryÆs success in environmental, health and safety issues is the result of the efforts of individual metalcasters, effective alliances with government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and training, research, advocacy and support provided by the American Foundry Society (AFS)."

WANT CLEANER AIR? (20061827)
Modern Casting V 95 N 10 P 36-38, Oct 2005 (5 p)
As environmental and health standards increase for the U.S. metalcasting industry, two facilities established methods to improve their in-plant air quality. The approaches used by Seneca Foundry Inc., Webster City, Iowa and Rochester Metal Products Corp., Rochester, Indiana are carefully described in the article. Seneca had targeted improving air quality since the mid-90s. by installing a bag house system for its two 2-ton induction furnaces. However the fume capture hood was too far away from the open furnace. The bonnet and pickup box on top of the furnace is described and pictures are included along with a description of the air makeup system for the melt deck. Rochester needed to improve its fume capture on the melt deck and utilized a push-pull ventilation approach to move the fumes to the ôpullö side of the capture system. Both systems are thoroughly described in the article.

NEW TESTS FOR MANAGEMENT: HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT (19930342)
Modern Casting V 82 N 11 P 38-40 Nov 1992 (3 p)
Challenges in changing times ahead are summarized, pointing out that they contain the ingredients of future success. In health and safety, it is recognized that good practices improve productivity, reduce costs and enhance the investment made in training employees. In environmental affairs, proactive compliance is highly recommended, always followed by the correct management decisions. Quality in management, personnel and product are discussed as major competitive forces. Commitment from top to bottom of every organization is needed. A table shows current vs. future business approaches, changes needed to meet demands of a new century.

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN FOUNDRIES (2795)
Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society V 65 P 17-30, 1957 (14 p)
"It is evident from the title that the subject can be conveniently divided into two main sections, as follows: (a) Health hazards, which may be defined as those which cause industrial disease and sick ness and which, particularly in foundries, are caused mainly by atmospheric contaminants, such as dust and fumes. (b) Safety hazards, which for the purpose of this paper may be defined as hazards which are liable to cause an immediate accident resulting in one or more of the following types of injury, namely, burns, fractures, lacerations, abrasions or bruises, that is to say any bodily injury other than that caused by disease or sickness."

PRECISION SAND CASTING COST REDUCTION USING SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGY (20040780)
Transactions of the American Foundry Society V 112 Paper No 04-026 P 25-30, 2004 (6 p)
A Six Sigma project focused on reducing core and mold making total cost to produce precision sand cast parts is reviewed. The core-making, casting performance and environmental characteristics of the Cold Box technology are benchmarked and improved upon using Six Sigma methodology. Significant improvements include markedly enhanced productivity, reduced amine usage, improved worker environment, and reduction in tooling maintenance. In addition, the Six Sigma approach systematically ensures that multiple variables are measured and analyzed prior to implementation, control of the precision sand casting process, and provides a tool to compete aggressively in the global market place.

Do's and Don'ts in Melt Deck Safety (20120161)
Modern Casting, VOL 102, N8, P25-29, August 2012
Here is a safety list of do's and don'ts to protect you from hazardous situations when working on the melt deck.

Quality Management for Safety (20100195)
Transactions of the American Foundry Society, Vol. 118, Paper No. 10-090, P 473-480, 2010
"A significant amount of research has been performed to identify the organizational factors that lead to a high level of quality performance. The combination of these factors has been considered a ôquality culture.ö Independent research in the safety field has also been performed to identify those organizational factors that drive safety performance (often referred to as ôsafety climateö). This paper compares these two bodies of research and notes the substantial amount of overlap, with one overriding factor in common: management behavior and responsibility. Those key management behaviors are then identified, which should tend to benefit both quality and safety management."

Online Differential Sand Compaction Sensor for Optimizing the Lost Foam Molding Process (20100196)
Transactions of the American Foundry Society, Vol. 118, Paper No. 10-075, P 481-486, 2010
"The developed sensor is used to monitor the effectiveness of sand compaction online. The sensorÆs response measures the changes in sand compaction, which is affected by all the mechanics of the vibration system such as motor and linkage wear, changes in the sand properties such as fine content and loss on ignition percentage, and environmental changes such as temperature and humidity. The differential nature of the sensorÆs measurement is intended to reduce the deviation in sensor evaluation of compaction effectiveness due to environmental factors."

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