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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Sandstone (Dimension) Report.
NIOSH 1990 Feb:57 pages
This report prepared by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining presents statistics concerning safety at three sites selected from the sandstone (dimension) population of active mining facilities in the United States. All of the sites were surveyed between July and December of 1987. Information on products and conditions to which workers were potentially exposed was provided in tabular form. For the sandstone 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 MSHA regulated, three chemicals that had no NIOSH recommended exposure limit and were not MSHA regulated, 122 trade name products, four physical agent conditions, nine musculoskeletal overload conditions, and seven 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; Stone-products; Occupational-exposure; Musculoskeletal-system; Welders; Occupational-hazards;
NTIS Accession No.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system;
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 57 pages
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division