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Dust control in stone mines.

Authors
Kissell-FN; Chekan-GJ
Source
Handbook for dust control in mining. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Jun; :57-72
NIOSHTIC No.
20023369
Abstract
This chapter explains how to control dust in large-entry stone mines, including both silica dust and diesel particulate. Most stone mines are limestone mines, but a substantial minority are marble, sandstone, and granite mines. These mines differ from most others in that entry widths are 30 ft. or more and entry heights are 25 ft. or more. Such mines, developed with room- and-pillar methods, have large open areas that can make ventilation and dust control more difficult. Because of the difficulty of ventilating stone mines, improved ventilation is a major focal point of this chapter. However, the chapter also covers the control of dust from drills, blasting, and crushers. Another part of the chapter covers enclosed cabs, an effective dust control technique for some workers.
Keywords
Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Underground-mining; Airborne-dusts; Ventilation; Sprays; Dust-collection; Dust-collectors; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
Publication Date
20030730
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Kissell-FN
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Handbook for Dust Control in Mining
State
PA
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