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Concepts for controlling quartz dust exposure of coal mine workers.

Authors
Jankowski-RA; Nesbit-RE; Kissell-FN
Source
Proceedings of the Coal Mine Dust Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, October 8-10, 1984. Peng, SS, ed., Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1984 Oct; :126-136
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NIOSHTIC No.
10004359
Abstract
Reduced standards resulting from exposure to coal mine dust containing more than 5% quartz are currently one of the most serious health compliance problems facing both the underground and the surface coal mining industry. In 1982, the Bureau of Mines initiated research to identify sources of quartz dust and means to allow mine operators to comply with more stringent standards. Results to date have identified the sources of quartz dust for both underground and surface operations from both a geological and an operational viewpoint. Control techniques involving improved dust scrubber systems, high-pressure sprays, improved spray systems, mining cycle modifications, and better roof bolter maintenance have been identified and evaluated. The Bureau is continuing in-house and contract research designed to allow mine operators to comply with the more stringent standards established to protect the health of the coal mining work force, without adversely affecting productivity.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Coal-dust; Quartz-dust; Underground-mining; Surface-mining; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Engineering-controls; Control-technology
CAS No.
14808-60-7
Publication Date
19841008
Document Type
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Peng-SS
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 13-85
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Proceedings of the Coal Mine Dust Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, October 8-10, 1984
State
WV; PA
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