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Industrial process - caisson and tunnel work.

Authors
Darby-GH; Dukich-A; Hargens-CW; Hill-HG; Hsiao-SH; Liss-Suter-D; Mason-R; Miller-LM
Source
NIOSH 1978 Apr; :84-88
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00094523
Abstract
An information profile on the potential occupational hazards in caisson and tunnel construction (SIC-1622) is presented. Process descriptions, relevant chemical and physical agents, the number of workers involved, biologic effects of agents encountered, and existing exposure standards are included. Incidence of mortality, injury, and morbidity is presented. No pertinent NIOSH health hazard evaluations were available. The authors conclude that the most dangerous hazards are associated with compression and decompression and silica (7631869).
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0167; Heavy-construction; Confined-space-operations; Industrial-processes; Accident-proneness; Risk-factors; Pathologic-effects; Industrial-hazards; Chemical-exposure; Biological-effects
CAS No.
7631-86-9
Publication Date
19780401
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0167
SIC Code
1622
Source Name
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards: Final Report - April, 1978, NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland
State
MD
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division