Recent Developments in Australian Aluminium Casthouse Personal Protective Clothing

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Abstract With the recent release of the Victorian WorkSafe Authority Foundries Compliance Code [1] it is appropriate that Australian Aluminium cast houses, die casting shops and foundries review the status of their personal protective clothing/ equipment (PPE) and practices. Since the issuing of the Foundry Code of Practice [2] in 1986 and the issuing of the new Compliance Code in September 2008 there has been a significant change in the range of PPE utilised in cast houses. This change has been brought about as a result of the advancement in the design and development of the materials used, extensive industry experience and collaboration. The choice of appropriate PPE is also guided by the range and impact of injuries sustained in cast houses. This paper aims to highlight the number of PPE advancements and range of experiences gained between the writing of the Foundry Code of Practice and Foundry Compliance Code as well as to serve as a reference for future improvements for the protection of cast house personnel.

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J. A. Taylor, J. F. Grandfield, A. Prasad

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19-25

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.630.19

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M. Lee "Recent Developments in Australian Aluminium Casthouse Personal Protective Clothing ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 630, pp. 19-25, 2010

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October 2009

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