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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Aplite report.
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 Mar; :1-17
Data on health related substances found on mine property and potential exposure to chemical and physical agents were collected by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the aplite commodity. One mine was visited for the purpose of collecting this data. One chemical was found on the mine property that was regulated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Three chemicals were found which had no NIOSH recommendation or MSHA exposure limit set. A list of 19 tradename products to which workers in the aplite commodity were potentially exposed was included. Annual usage was estimated for generic and tradename chemical substances. Potential exposures to the following physical agents were noted: ionizing radiation, noise, and process related temperature. Potential exposures to hazardous musculoskeletal conditions involving only the finger and hand were noted. Two welding processes were in use, arc welding and oxyfuel gas cutting.
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Health-hazards; Equipment-operators; Heat-stress; Noise-exposure; Radiation-hazards; Welders; Industrial-hazards
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