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NIOSH Testimony on ionizing radiation standards for underground metal and nonmetal mines by R. W. Niemeier, February 17, 1987.
NIOSH 1987 Feb; :1-4
This testimony supports the efforts of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to promulgate a new standard for ionizing radiation in underground mines. NIOSH is currently completing a draft criteria document which will contain a recommended exposure limit. Specific comments are directed to the use of a combined exposure rule to limit or sum the exposure to radon daughters, thoron daughters, and gamma radiation; the use of the International Commission on Radiological Protection recommendation of a factor of 3 to calculate the thoron limit based on the radon limit; the calculation of the NIOSH risk assessment; the lack of medical surveillance in the proposed rule; respiratory protection; and the monitoring of work environments.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Radiation-exposure; Mining-industry; Underground-miners; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches
NIOSH, 4 pages
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