Walk-Through Survey Report of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Potash Facility, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
NIOSH 1980 Apr:5 pages
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; IWS-122-15;
NTIS Accession No.
Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury;
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 pages