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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Gemstones Report.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1988 Apr:41 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00193577
Abstract
Data on potential exposures chemical and physical agents was gathered for the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the gemstones commodity. Two gemstones mines were surveyed for this report. Nine chemicals were found on mine property for which regulations were imposed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Three chemicals were found on site which had no NIOSH or MSHA exposure limits. Trade name products found on mine property were listed. Potential exposures to noise, process related temperature, and whole body vibration were noted. Seven musculoskeletal conditions were identified which could result in complications for the workers: sitting; standing; prone or supine lying; heavy lifting; finger and hands; neck and/or back; and the forearm, arm, and shoulder. Three welding processes were used in the sites: shield metal arc welding, arc welding, and oxyfuel gas cutting. Annual usage estimates were provided for generic and tradename chemicals.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Health-hazards; Equipment-operators; Heat-stress; Noise-exposure; Back-injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Manual-lifting; Welders;
Publication Date
19880427
Document Type
Other;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-180167
NTIS Price
A04
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, 41 pages
State
VA; WV;
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