Job Task Name

Clean, repair, or dismantle oil-fired furnaces or boilers

Comments

Chronic bronchitis from vanadium pentoxide; Especially at risk are workers exposed to flu dust, for example, welders in a confined space without respiratory protection. [Hyperlink] Vanadium exposures were higher for boiler repair (cutting, grinding, and welding) than for utility work: 5.99 mg/m3 vs. 0.38 mg/m3. [PMID: 15643161]

Job Task Category

Miscellaneous

Reference Link

Boilermakers' bronchitis. Respiratory tract irritation associated with vanadium pentoxide exposure during oil-to-coal conversion of a power plant

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Metals

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