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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Aplite 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 Mar; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
00193574
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Health-hazards; Equipment-operators; Heat-stress; Noise-exposure; Radiation-hazards; Welders; Industrial-hazards
Publication Date
19870304
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-180183
NTIS Price
A03
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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