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Silica dust sources in underground limestone mines.

Authors
Chekan-GJ; Colinet-JF
Source
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, February 25-27, 2002. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2002 Feb; :1-8
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NIOSHTIC No.
20025254
Abstract
NIOSH’s Pittsburgh Research Laboratory is currently involved in research to identify silica dust generation in underground metal/nonmetal mines. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop control technologies to reduce worker exposure to respirable silica dust. Commodities and job classifications with the highest silica dust exposure have been identified through analysis of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) compliance dust sampling database. Dust surveys were conducted in an underground limestone and gold mine to investigate silica dust sources, generation levels, and controls being used. A summary of the mining operations, sampling procedures, resulting data, and suggested methods to improve the dust control will be provided.
Keywords
Silica-dusts; Underground-mining; Stone-mines; Nonmetal-mining; Nonmetallic-minerals; Respirable-dust; Silicosis; Dust-sampling; Sampling; Dust-measurement; Dust-samplers; Quartz-dust; Mining-equipment; Dusts; Dust-exposure; Miners; Workers; Occupational-health; Occupational-diseases
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
20020201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, February 25-27, 2002
State
PA
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