IDENTIFICATION OF APPROACHES FOR THE CONTROL OF HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND SAFETY HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH AIR BAG USE AND DISPOSAL

The program was undertaken to examine previous work conducted by various parties in order to assess the magnitude of any potential risks resulting from the use of air bag restraint systems. Specific potential hazards associated with the safe handling and disposal of inflator modules were identified and individual amelioration techniques were examined for various stages of vehicle life cycle. A countermeasure analysis indicated that perhaps the most effective method for providing the safe handling of retired cars with undeployed air bags requires that they be safely deployed early in the automobile recycling process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-184 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01995
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM