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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Aluminum 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 Dec; :1-315
This report prepared by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining presented statistics concerning safety at nine mining sites in the United States selected from the active aluminum mining (SIC- 1099) facilities. Six of the sites were surveyed between February and May of 1985. The other three were inactive at the time of the survey. Information on product and conditions to which workers were potentially exposed was provided in tabular form. For the aluminum commodity there were 29 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulated chemicals, two chemicals that have a NIOSH recommended exposure limit but are not regulated by MSHA, 32 chemicals that have no NIOSH or MSHA recommended exposure limit, 976 trade name products, six physical agent conditions, 14 musculoskeletal overload conditions, and 16 welding processes. The number of workers potentially exposed to each product or condition was included, and information was provided on the occupations of potentially exposed workers and locations where workers had potential exposure. For each chemical, an estimate of the annual usage was made.
Occupational-exposure; Aluminum-compounds; Miners; Mining-industry; Health-hazards; Musculoskeletal-system; Occupational-hazards
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