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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining. Barite report.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
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 Sep; :1-31
NIOSHTIC No.
00196225
Abstract
This report provides data concerning the potential occupational exposure of individuals involved in the mining of barite. Five sample sites were selected from the active barite mining facilities. All of these five sites were surveyed between June 1988 and May 1989. This report identifies potential exposures and provides the associated numbers of workers, the occupations of those workers, and the locations on the mining property where the potential exposures were observed. Products and conditions to which workers were potentially exposed included six Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulated chemicals, one chemical with a NIOSH recommended exposure limit but no MSHA limit, six chemicals that have no NIOSH or MSHA limit, 87 trade name products, four physical agent conditions, 12 musculoskeletal overload conditions, and three welding processes. Estimated annual usage information is provided for chemical substances, both generic and trade name.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Toxic-materials; Industrial-hazards; Underground-mining; Miners; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure
Publication Date
19900924
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152876
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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