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Sampling and evaluating respirable coal mine dust: a training manual.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8503, 1971 Feb; :1-47
The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 requires that each operator of a coal mine shall take accurate samples of the amount of respirable dust in the mine atmosphere to which each miner is exposed, a measure designed to prevent the development of coal workers' pneumoconiosis. This textbook manual is designed to be used in the training of personnel to operate respirable dust sampling devices and to conduct sampling programs. It contains the portions of the act applicable to respirable dust standards, the procedures to be followed to insure compliance with federal regulations, and descriptions of sampling devices.
Control-technology; Coal-dust; Mining-industry; Dust-control; Airborne-dusts; Sampling-equipment; Air-sampling-techniques; Respirable-dust; Air-quality-monitoring; Occupational-respiratory-disease
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Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8503
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division