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Crystalline silica primer.

Authors
Bureau of Mines
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 5-92, 1992 Jan; :1-49
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011580
Abstract
Following studies in the 1980's that suggested that crystalline silica is a carcinogen the substance has been regulated under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Because crystalline silica is an extremely common mineral and the hcs will affect many mineral commodities, it is important that there be as clear an understanding as possible of what is and what is not crystalline silica, where it is found and used, and how it is qualitatively and quantitatively identified. This primer is an attempt to accomplish this in as nontechnical a manner as possible.
Keywords
Geology; Utilization; Crystal-structure; Mining; Occupational-safety-and-health; Health-hazards; Standards; Regulations; Chemical-analysis; Silica-minerals; Quartz; Silicon-dioxide
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
IH
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-120976
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
SP-5-92
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 5-92
State
DC
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