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Walk-Through Survey Report of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Potash Facility, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Authors
Roberts-D; Boeniger-M
Source
NIOSH 1980 Apr:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00113362
Abstract
Worker exposure to diesel exhaust emissions was investigated at the Potash Facility (SIC-2819), Mississippi Chemical Corporation in Carlsbad, New Mexico on February 13, 1980. The facility was included in a retrospective epidemiology study of potash miners and millers. The facility employed 139 underground workers over three shifts and 7 days a week. Records were maintained for active and retired employees. Preemployment and periodical medical examinations were given, a registered nurse was on duty during the day shift, and safety and health practices included training of new employees in safe practices and the holding of periodic safety meetings. Dust and noxious gas sampling were performed. Carbon- monoxide (630080) and nitrogen-dioxide (10102440) were nondetectable at the exhaust shaft and other operating areas. The authors conclude that the need for additional sampling at this mine is minimal.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Industrial-hygiene; Diesel-emissions; Combustion-products; Exhaust-gases; IWS-122-15;
CAS No.
630-08-0; 10102-44-0;
Publication Date
19800430
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-102269
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
IWS-122-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Priority Area
Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury;
SIC Code
2819;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 pages
State
MS; NM; OH;
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