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Mining Product: Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining

Original creation date: May 2010

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This handbook was developed to identify available engineering controls that can assist underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining operations in reducing worker exposure to respirable silica dust. The controls discussed in this handbook range from long-used controls which have developed into industry standards, to newer controls, which are still being optimized.

Authors: JF Colinet, AB Cecala, GJ Chekan, JA Organiscak, AL Wolfe

Information Circular - May 2010

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20036965

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. 2010-132 Information Circular 9521, 2010 May; :1-75