Mining Publication: NIOSH Hazard ID 16 - Non-Conforming Rock Dust

Original creation date: October 2011

Hazard ID - October 2011

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20039849

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 October:1-4

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 ยง 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.

Authors: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Hazard ID - October 2011

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20039849

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 October:1-4


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