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NIOSH Hazard ID, HID 16 - non-conforming rock dust.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-102, HID 16, 2011 Oct; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20039849
Abstract
In September 2011 as part of an ongoing investigation, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) determined that rock dust not conforming to the requirements in 30 CFR 75.2 for particle size and caking properties is being used in U.S. underground coal mines. The use of non-conforming rock dust reduces the protection from potential dust explosions. Mines should ensure through accepted test methods that rock dust they receive from their suppliers meets the regulatory requirements. Rock dust suppliers should assure their customers that their product meets the regulatory requirements for use in underground coal mines.
Keywords
Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Dust-control; Dust-explosions; Coal-dust; Explosion; Explosion-prevention; Explosion-protection; Explosions; Explosive-dusts; Explosive-hazards; Methanes; Hazards; Particulate-dust; Particulates
Publication Date
20111001
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Hazard ID
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-101294
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2012-102; HID-16; B11122011
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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