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Evaluation of dust exposure to truck drivers following the lead haul truck.

Authors
Reed-WR; Organiscak-JA
Source
Trans Soc Min Metal Explor 2006 Jan; 318:147-153
NIOSHTIC No.
20030598
Abstract
Haul trucks have the potential to generate large amounts of respirable dust. This respirable dust has been shown to be a health hazard to personnel, especially if it has a high silica content. Lack of dust sampling data from haul trucks prompted the completion of a study to quantify respirable dust concentrations. These field studies were conducted measuring instantaneous respirable dust at stationary locations from passing haul trucks at a stone quarry and at a coal mine site. Fugitive dust levels from haul trucks were analyzed to characterize dust dispersion. This analysis indicates safe following distances for haul trucks and other heavy equipment to avoid overexposure of respirable dust from the lead haul truck.
Keywords
Truck-drivers; Dust-exposure; Dusts; Respirable-dust; Health-hazards; Stone-mines; Coal-mining; Surface-mining; Pulmonary-disorders; Dust-sampling; Dust-particles
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
TMENAE
Publication Date
20060101
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Yernberg-WR
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0873352513
ISSN
1075-8623
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
State
PA
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