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Industrial process - caisson and tunnel work.
Darby-GH; Dukich-A; Hargens-CW; Hill-HG; Hsiao-SH; Liss-Suter-D; Mason-R; Miller-LM
NIOSH 1978 Apr; :84-88
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).
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
Final Contract Report
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards: Final Report - April, 1978, NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division