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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Pyrites Report.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1989 Oct:16 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00193578
Abstract
This report provides data on health hazards gathered by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the pyrites commodity. One pyrite facility was visited during the data gathering process. No Mining Safety and Health Administration regulated chemicals or chemicals with a NIOSH recommended exposure limit were found on mine property. A list of 14 tradename products which were found on site and to which employees might be exposed during their work was included. Annual usage was estimated for chemical substances. Four musculoskeletal conditions were noted: heavy lifting, neck and/or back movement, forearm and shoulder movement, and frequent lifting. The only physical agent found to which there was potential exposure was noise. Two welding processes were used at the site: shield metal arc welding and oxyfuel gas cutting.
Keywords
Health-hazards; Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Equipment-operators; Noise-exposure; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Welders; Ergonomics;
Publication Date
19891004
Document Type
Other;
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-180787
NTIS Price
A03
Priority Area
Low Back Disorders; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
Source Name
National Occupational Health Survey of Mining, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 16 pages
State
VA; WV;
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