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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Gilsonite Report.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Sep:23 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00193576
Abstract
The data on potential exposures to chemical and physical agents presented in this report were gathered by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining by visiting seven gilsonite mines. Four chemicals were found on mice property which were regulated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Four chemicals were found which have no NIOSH or MSHA limitations set. Forty nine tradename products were listed to which workers were potentially exposed. Potential exposures to the following physical agents were noted: noise, segmental vibration, and whole body vibration. Musculoskeletal conditions which could be harmful involve diminished light as well as frequent, heavy, and awkward lifting. Three welding processes were in use: metal arc welding, shield metal arc welding, and oxyacetylene welding. Estimated annual usage information was provided for both generic and tradename chemical substances.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Health-hazards; Equipment-operators; Heat-stress; Noise-exposure; Manual-lifting; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Welders;
Publication Date
19870929
Document Type
Other;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-180720
NTIS Price
A03
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
Source Name
National Occupational Health Survey of Mining, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 23 pages
State
VA; WV;
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