Accession Number:

ADA175963

Title:

Dental Laboratory Respiratory Hazards and Vacuum Performance Parameters.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 85-May 86,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This study determined the vacuum performance requirements for dental laboratory vacuum systems based on the capture velocities and flow rates needed to keep respiratory dust and hazardous particle levels below the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists ACGIH and the Air Force Occupational Safety and Health AFOSH permissible exposure levels. Information is provided on the types of grinding operations performed in dental laboratories, the types of materials and instruments used in these operations, the potential hazards, and the required vacuum performance parameters. The information is designed to assist the base dental surgeon, laboratory personnel, and the base bioenvironmental engineer in the design and monitoring of dental laboratory vacuum system. Keywords Respiratory hazards, Threshold limit value.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE