Assessing Worker Exposures during Composite Material and Fiberglass Repair: A Special
Special rept. Oct 1999-Jun 2014
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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 ForceNavy 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.
- Refractory Fibers
- Laminates and Composite Materials