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Significant dust exposures from background sources.

Authors
Cecala-AB; Thimons-ED
Source
Pit Quarry 1987 Jun; 79(42):46-51
NIOSHTIC No.
10005570
Abstract
This paper describes a study to identify common background dust sources and show the significant effects that they have on the bag operator's overall dust exposure. Background sources, observed at five different plants over the past 2 years, can expose bag machine operators to more significant dust concentrations than the filling process itself. To keep bag operator exposure within acceptable dust levels established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, the significance of these background sources must be realized, and the sources must be identified and controlled.
Keywords
Dusts; Dust exposure; Dust control; Dust suppression; Respirable dust; Employee exposure; Emission sources; Machine operators; Environmental exposure; Work environment; Exposure levels; Exposure limits; Mine Safety and Health Administration; MSHA
CODEN
PIQUAN
Publication Date
19870601
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1987
Identifying No.
OP 71-87
Issue of Publication
42
ISSN
0032-0293
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pit & Quarry
State
PA
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