This report presented data from the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining (NOHSM) for Pigment Minerals. The data were collected during a January 1988 survey. The data related to occupational health program and policy information, an inventory of all health related substances found on mine property, and a series of worksite observations which detail potential exposure to chemical and physical agents. Data were collected by surveyors who traveled to the one active Pigment Minerals site. The information contained in this report was categorized into seven tables: four concerning chemical agents, one concerning musculoskeletal overload conditions, one concerning physical exposure conditions, and one concerning welding processes. The estimated annual usage information was provided for chemical substances, both generic and tradenames. No Mine Safety and Health Administration regulated, or chemicals with a NIOSH recommended exposure limit were found on mine property. Potentials for exposure to noise, whole body vibration and process related temperature were noted. Potential exposures to five musculoskeletal overload conditions were found. Shield metal arc welding and oxyfuel gas cutting were observed to be used.
National Occupational Health Survey of Mining, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 24 pages