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Mining Product: Best Practices for Dust Control in Coal Mining

Original creation date: January 2010

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In light of the ongoing severity of these lung diseases in coal mining, this handbook was developed to identify available engineering controls that can help the industry reduce worker exposure to respirable coal and silica dust. The controls discussed in this handbook range from long-utilized controls that have developed into industry standards to newer controls that are still being optimized. The intent was to identify the best practices that are available to control respirable dust levels in underground and surface coal mining operations. This handbook provides general information on the control technologies along with extensive references.

Authors: JF Colinet, JP Rider, JM Listak, JA Organiscak, AL Wolfe

Information Circular - January 2010

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20036296

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. 2010-110, Information Circular 9517, 2010 Jan; :1-76