Document Details

Health Protection in Beryllium Facilities: Summary of Ten Years of Experience
Subject Terms:
Air Sampling; Airborne Contamination; Batch Equipment; Beryllium; Industrial Hygiene; Respiratory Protection; Skin Manifestations; Stack Diffusion
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1958 May 01
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
HASL-36; Be-00527; Be00527
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 06
The manufacturing and processing of beryllium materials safely by USAEC contractors over a period of ten years at a variety of operations ranging from small experimental projects to large production plants is discussed. Potential hazards confined to employees directly involved with in-process material are outlined, along with importance of control measures, techniques of application, a comprehensive medical program, and pertinent exposure data. At larger enterprises such as the beryllium refinery, neighborhood air contamination and stream contamination can present problems. Control criteria in a set of recommendations issued in 1948 by the Beryllium Medical Advisory Commmittee to the AEC proposed air concentration maxima for occupational and neighborhood exposures. These values have been re-examined periodically.

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