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A sociological analysis of the reduction of hazardous radiation in uranium mines.

Authors
Pearson-JS
Source
NIOSH 1975 Apr; :1-144
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00052788
Abstract
A report on the responses of companies, unions and government enforcement agencies to the problem of excessive radiation in uranium mines resulting in respiratory cancer in Colorado chiefly between 1950 and 1959, focusing on the organizational actions which ultimately solved the hazard and the non-technological factors that prevent an earlier solution of the problem. The greatest reduction in hazardous radiation in mines followed inspection and sanction activities by an enforcement agency. Results indicate the need for policies related to health and job safety that emphasize periodic inspections which carry a threat of punishment for employers who knowingly violate standards.
Keywords
Radiation-hazards; Mining-industry; Radioactive-metals; Industrial-relations; Safety-measures
CAS No.
7440-61-1
Publication Date
19750401
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-267503
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 75-171
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; UT
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