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Personal Dust Monitor: empowering the worker.

Authors
Thimons-ED
Source
Int Longwall News 2004 Feb; :22216
NIOSHTIC No.
20033378
Abstract
A POWERFUL alliance between government, union, operators and government has supported the development of the Personal Dust Monitor (PDM), now at the stage of 25 new monitors being manufactured for extensive underground testing beginning in spring 2004. Here NIOSH health branch chief Edward Thimons looks at the partnership players, history and development of the PDM.
Keywords
Coal-mining; Mining-industry; Occupational-hazards; Mine-workers; Mining-equipment; Miners; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Dust-counters; Dust-exposure; Dust-inhalation; Dust-measurement; Dust-particles; Dust-analysis; Particulate-dust; Particle-aerodynamics; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Workplace-monitoring; Particulate-sampling-methods; Dust-sampling; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
20040218
Document Type
Newsletter
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
International Longwall News
State
PA
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