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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Pyrites 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, 1989 Oct; :1-16
This report provides data on health hazards gathered by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the pyrites commodity. One pyrite facility was visited during the data gathering process. No Mining Safety and Health Administration regulated chemicals or chemicals with a NIOSH recommended exposure limit were found on mine property. A list of 14 tradename products which were found on site and to which employees might be exposed during their work was included. Annual usage was estimated for chemical substances. Four musculoskeletal conditions were noted: heavy lifting, neck and/or back movement, forearm and shoulder movement, and frequent lifting. The only physical agent found to which there was potential exposure was noise. Two welding processes were used at the site: shield metal arc welding and oxyfuel gas cutting.
Health-hazards; Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Equipment-operators; Noise-exposure; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Welders; Ergonomics
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