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PPE Guide for Metalcasting Operations (Download)

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  • Product No: EC1600; ISBN No. 978-0-87433-444-9

    Compiled by: AFS Safety and Health Committee (10Q); Edited by: Susan P. Thomas

    The fourth edition of the PPE Guide for Metalcasting Operations describes and updates the special considerations for the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and special clothing for work situations that present a risk of exposure to metalcasting hazards.

    The new Appendix 2 Flame Resistant (FR) Clothing updates the previous edition's FR Clothing Options Matrix. This guide is intended to aid the individual facility's completion of the required job Hazard Assessment for PPE Selection.

    Although not intended to take the place of specific requirements listed in other standards (nor does it claim to be the absolute answer to PPE selection), it is recommended to be used as a tool in completing hazard assessment (using the Hazard Assessment form and clothing recommendations in the Appendices), identify potential hazards of the job under evaluation, and locate the section for the operation and protection item or body part.

    Note: The original version of this guide (Guide for the Selection & Use of Personal Protective Equipment & Special Clothing for Foundry Operations) was created and developed by the American Foundry Society (AFS) Safety & Health Committee (10-Q) September 1998, and revised as an AFS/OSHA Alliance (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) product in September 2005. This 2016 version supersedes all prior versions of the PPE Guide.

  • Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1 Scope
  • Ch. 2 How to Use This Guide
  • Ch. 3 Reference Documents
  • Ch. 4 Terminology and Acronyms
  • Ch. 5 Considerations for the Selection and Use of PPE and Special Clothing
  • Ch. 6 Clothing and PPE: Melting and Pouring Operations
  • Ch. 7 Clothing and PPE: Molding and Coremaking Operations
  • Ch. 8 Clothing and PPE: Cleaning and Finishing
  • Ch. 9 Clothing And PPE: Machining
  • Ch. 10 Clothing and PPE: Maintenance and Other Operations
  • Ch. 11 Use of Air Supplied Hoods & Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
  • Appendix 1—Sample Hazard Assessment Form
  • Appendix 2—Flame Resistant (FR) Clothing
  • Keywords: protective equipment, special clothing, hazard assessment, flame resistant