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Sampling and evaluating respirable coal mine dust.
Ann NY Acad Sci 1972 Dec; 200(1):661-665
Report on sampling and evaluation of respirable coal mine dust as part of a study dust measurement and control, with special reference to the program for conducting a comprehensive dust survey in underground bituminous coal mines. A comparative evaluation of dustiness for "high risk" occupations in 29 previously surveyed mines is done to study the effect of the mandatory dust program on the reduction of the exposure of the miners. Data show that compliance with the federal respirable dust standards is attainable, and that many mines can even achieve the 2.0 milligram per cubic meter standard effective December 30, 1972.
Sampling-techniques; Analytical-methods; Dust-control; Coal-industry; Legislation; Safety-standards
Murray Jacobson, Pittsburgh Field Health Group, Coal Mine Health and Safety, Bureau of Mines, United States, Department of the Interior, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Issue of Publication
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division