Accession Number : AD0450928


Title :   TOXIC HAZARDS OF BERYLLIUM PROPELLANT OPERATIONS; CRITIQUE OF CURRENT SAFETY PRACTICES


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1, 1 Apr 1963-30 June 1964


Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OH KETTERING LAB


Personal Author(s) : Cholak, J ; Kehoe, Robert A ; Schafer, L J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/450928.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : Current safety practices in the handling of beryllium enriched propellants have been reviewed and evaluated. The report includes a discussion of pertinent facts relating to berylliosis and the considerations which led to the promulgation of the tolerance limit. Particular emphasis is given to potential hazards arising from plant operations and test firings. Except for certain measures, industrial hygiene practices are described in general terms. Exceptions, dealing with locker and shower room facilities, protective clothing, laundering of clothing, use of personal respiratory devices, and disposal of solid and liquid wastes are discussed in some detail. Medical surveillance programs are outlined in full.


Descriptors :   *TOXICITY , *SAFETY , *HANDLING , *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS , *BERYLLIUM , HAZARDS , INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE , LAUNDRY OPERATIONS , DECONTAMINATION , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , RESPIRATORS , CONTAMINATION


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Safety Engineering
      Solid Rocket Propellants
      Hygiene and Sanitation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE