Accession Number : ADA618035


Title :   Assessing Worker Exposures during Composite Material and Fiberglass Repair: A Special


Descriptive Note : Special rept. Oct 1999-Jun 2014


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Edwards, Christopher W ; Batten, Timothy W ; Black, Jon E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618035.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : This revised special report updates and supersedes the 1999 report published as document number IERA-RS-BR-TR-1999-0010. There continues to be a significant increase in the use of composite materials in the Air Force with each new aircraft. Along with increased use of composites, there is an increase in composite repair activities in the Air Force. A series of field evaluations was conducted at Charleston Air Force Base (AFB), Robins AFB, Hill AFB, McClellan AFB, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt AFB, Cherry Point Naval Aviation Depot (in a joint effort with the Navy Environmental Health Center), and the joint Air Force/Navy Aircraft Structural Maintenance School at Pensacola Naval Air Station. This updated special report summarizes the recommended sampling methodology, data interpretation, ventilation requirements, personal protective equipment, and workplace practices for advanced composite material and fiberglass repair, based upon the original sampling results from the Institute of ESOH Risk Assessment field evaluations.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , *FIBERGLASS , *MILITARY AIRCRAFT , *REPAIR , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , METHODOLOGY , PERSONNEL , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , SAMPLING , VENTILATION


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE