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Executive summary report for particulates Project EPA IAG DW75932460-01-0.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 154-07, 1990 Sep; :1-269
The objectives of the Particulates Project, conducted by NIOSH and the Environmental Protection Agency, were to develop a coarse predictor of worker exposure to airborne dust from dustiness tests. These tests were empirical laboratory bench procedures developed to compare the propensity of powders to create airborne dust. Field studies were conducted at two bag emptying and two bag filling operations to investigate the correlation between worker dust exposure and dustiness test results. Based on field studies, a correlation between worker dust exposure and dustiness test results was developed. Laboratory studies were conducted to evaluate the performance characteristics of the dustiness test. A fundamental study of dust generation by a falling slug of powder was also conducted as it was not known whether dust generation in dustiness testers simulated dust generation in the industrial process. Reports and journal articles generated as part of this effort were appended.
NIOSH-Author; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Dust-control; Airborne-particles; Dust-exposure; Respiratory-system-disorders; Workplace-studies
Field Studies; Control Technology
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