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Dust control handbook for industrial minerals mining and processing.

Authors
Cecala-AB; O'Brien-AD; Schall-J; Colinet-JF; Fox-WR; Franta-RJ; Joy-J; Reed-WR; Reeser-PW; Rounds-JR; Schultz-MJ
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. 2012-112 (RI 9689), 2012 Jan; :1-284
NIOSHTIC No.
20040225
Abstract
Throughout the mining and processing of minerals, the mined ore undergoes a number of crushing, grinding, cleaning, drying, and product sizing operations as it is processed into a marketable commodity. These operations are highly mechanized, and both individually and collectively these processes can generate large amounts of dust. If control technologies are inadequate, hazardous levels of respirable dust may be liberated into the work environment, potentially exposing workers. Accordingly, federal regulations are in place to limit the respirable dust exposure of mine workers. Engineering controls are implemented in mining operations in an effort to reduce dust generation and limit worker exposure.
Keywords
Mineral-processing; Mineral-dusts; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-particles; Dusts; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Respirable-dust
Publication Date
20120101
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-104659
NTIS Price
A15
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2012-112; RI-9689; B02012012
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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