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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Sodium compounds 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, 1990 Jan; :1-372
This report prepared by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining (NOHSM) presented statistics concerning safety in the facilities mining sodium compounds. Four sampling sites were selected from the sodium compounds commodity active mining sites. All four were surveyed in July and August of 1985. Information on products and conditions to which workers were potentially exposed was provided in tabular form. For the sodium commodity there were 12 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulated chemicals, two chemicals that had NIOSH recommended exposure limits but that were not regulated by MSHA, 11 chemicals that had no NIOSH or MSHA recommended exposure limits, 1110 trade name products, eight physical agent conditions, 12 musculoskeletal system overload conditions, and 14 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 location where workers had potential exposure. For each chemical, an estimate of the annual usage was made.
Occupational-hazards; Sodium-compounds; Miners; Mining-industry; Occupational-exposure; Musculoskeletal-system; Welders
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