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LTC America`s, Inc. PTC-6 vacuum system (metal): Baseline report

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The LTC coating removal technology was tested and is being evaluated at Florida International University (FIU) as a baseline technology. In conjunction with FIU`s evaluation of efficiency and cost, this report covers the evaluation conducted for safety and health issues. It is a commercially available technology and has been used for various projects at locations throughout the country. The LTC coating removal system consisted of several hand tools, a Roto Peen scaler, and a needlegun. They are designed to remove coatings from steel, concrete, brick, and wood. These hand tools are used with the LTC PTC-6 vacuum system to capture dust and debris as removal of the coating takes place. The safety and health evaluation during the testing demonstration focused on two main areas of exposure: dust and noise. The dust exposure was minimal but noise exposure was significant. Further testing for each exposure is recommended because of the environment where the testing demonstration took place. It is feasible that the dust and noise levels will be higher in an enclosed operating environment of different construction. In addition, other areas of concern found were arm-hand vibration, whole body vibration, ergonomics, heat stress, tripping hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding, and lockout/tagout

Topics: Dusts, Hazards, Vacuum Systems, Noise Pollution, Thermal Stresses, Metals, 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization, Safety Analysis, Human Factors Engineering, Scrapers, Mechanical Vibrations, Surface Cleaning
Publisher: Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program, Beaver, WV (United States)
Year: 1997
DOI identifier: 10.2172/634010
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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