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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Magnesite report.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1987 Sep; :1-45
NIOSHTIC No.
00193570
Abstract
This report presents data collected by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the magnesite commodity. Three magnesite mines were included in the survey. Thirteen chemicals were found on mine property that were regulated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. No chemicals were found which had a NIOSH recommended exposure limit. Altogether, 96 trade named products were identified to which workers were potentially exposed. Potential exposures to noise, segmental vibration, whole body vibration and process related temperatures were noted. Ten possible musculoskeletal conditions which could arise among workers in this industry were identified. Three welding processes, arc welding, oxyfuel gas cutting, and oxyacetylene welding, were observed to be used at these locations.
Keywords
Safety-research; Mining-industry; Occupational-exposure; Health-hazards; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Heat-stress; Vibration-exposure; Noise-exposure
Publication Date
19870929
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-180175
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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