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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Mica Report.
NIOSH 1990 Feb:36 pages
This report prepared by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining presents statistics concerning safety at three sites selected from the active mica mining facilities in the United States. All of the sites were surveyed between July and August of 1987. Information on products and conditions to which workers were potentially exposed was provided in tabular form. For the mica commodity, there were two Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulated chemicals, one chemical that had a NIOSH recommended exposure limit but that was not regulated by MSHA, five chemicals which were not regulated by NIOSH or MSHA, 64 trade name products, four physical agent conditions, five musculoskeletal overload conditions, and two 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.
Miners; Mining-industry; Silicon-compounds; Musculoskeletal-system; Welders; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health;
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Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system;
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 36 pages
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division