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Occupational exposure to crystalline silica.
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-120, 1974 Jan; :1-130
Recommendations are made for standards for occupational exposure to crystalline silica, based on a review of the literature regarding the health effects of exposure. Recommendations are made for the following items: levels of silica in the work place air; medical examinations; labeling; personal protective equipment and work clothing; informing employees of hazards from free silica; work practices and control procedures; monitoring and recordkeeping requirements. Topics reviewed are: biologic effects of silica exposure, including epidemiologic and toxicity data; and environmental data, including dust measurement and engineering control.
Silica-dusts; Dust-inhalation; Preventive-medicine; Health-standards; Respiratory-disorders; Control-measures; Air-quality-control; Dust-control; Exposure-limits; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-120
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