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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Gilsonite Report.
NIOSH 1987 Sep:23 pages
The data on potential exposures to chemical and physical agents presented in this report were gathered by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining by visiting seven gilsonite mines. Four chemicals were found on mice property which were regulated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Four chemicals were found which have no NIOSH or MSHA limitations set. Forty nine tradename products were listed to which workers were potentially exposed. Potential exposures to the following physical agents were noted: noise, segmental vibration, and whole body vibration. Musculoskeletal conditions which could be harmful involve diminished light as well as frequent, heavy, and awkward lifting. Three welding processes were in use: metal arc welding, shield metal arc welding, and oxyacetylene welding. Estimated annual usage information was provided for both generic and tradename chemical substances.
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Health-hazards; Equipment-operators; Heat-stress; Noise-exposure; Manual-lifting; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Welders;
NTIS Accession No.
Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
National Occupational Health Survey of Mining, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 23 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division