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Improving dust control technology for U.S. mines. The Bureau of Mines respirable dust research program, 1969-82.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 4-82, 1983 Jan; :1-40
This report summarizes the principal activities and significant results of the Bureau of Mines respirable dust research program since passage of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977. This program has investigated new and improved techniques and equipment to reduce or prevent the formation of dust during the cutting cycle; to dilute, suppress, or collect airborne dust generated during mining, handling, and processing; and to improve the measurement of dust levels for evaluation of engineering controls and for enforcement of federal dust standards. The report is intended for mining industry dust control specialists and other interested parties. It includes a brief summary of the program to date, a section on future research plans and goals, and a list of publications resulting from the Bureau's respirable dust program.
Coal-mines; Dust-control; Technology-assessment; Dust-filters; Sprayers; Mining-equipment; Mine-ventilation
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Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 4-82
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division