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Surface mine dust control.

Authors
Organiscak-JA; Page-SJ; Cecala-AB; Kissell-FN
Source
Handbook for dust control in mining. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Jun; :73-81
NIOSHTIC No.
20023382
Abstract
In this chapter: drill dust control: wet and dry; enclosed cabs on drills and mobile equipment; haul road dust control. Overburden drilling generates most of the respirable dust that affects workers at surface mines. Both wet and dry methods are available to reduce this drill dust. Overburden removal by mobile excavation equipment such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, and haulage trucks can be dusty, particularly under dry and windy conditions. Tightly enclosed cabs with dust filtration systems can substantially lower the dust exposure of both drill and mobile equipment operators. Haul road dust control can be achieved by water application or chemical application.
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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