Walk-through survey report of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Potash Facility, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Roberts D; Boeniger M
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 122-15, 1980 Apr; :1-5
Worker exposure to diesel exhaust emissions was investigated at the Potash Facility (SIC-2819), Mississippi Chemical Corporation in Carlsbad, New Mexico on February 13, 1980. The facility was included in a retrospective epidemiology study of potash miners and millers. The facility employed 139 underground workers over three shifts and 7 days a week. Records were maintained for active and retired employees. Preemployment and periodical medical examinations were given, a registered nurse was on duty during the day shift, and safety and health practices included training of new employees in safe practices and the holding of periodic safety meetings. Dust and noxious gas sampling were performed. Carbon- monoxide (630080) and nitrogen-dioxide (10102440) were nondetectable at the exhaust shaft and other operating areas. The authors conclude that the need for additional sampling at this mine is minimal.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Industrial-hygiene; Diesel-emissions; Combustion-products; Exhaust-gases
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health