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Surface mine dust control.
Organiscak JA; Page SJ; Cecala AB; Kissell FN
Handbook for dust control in mining. Kissell FN, ed. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-147 (IC 9465), 2003 Jun; :73-81
In this chapter: drill dust control: wet and dry; enclosed cabs on drills and mobile equipment; haul road dust control. Overburden drilling generates most of the respirable dust that affects workers at surface mines. Both wet and dry methods are available to reduce this drill dust. Overburden removal by mobile excavation equipment such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, and haulage trucks can be dusty, particularly under dry and windy conditions. Tightly enclosed cabs with dust filtration systems can substantially lower the dust exposure of both drill and mobile equipment operators. Haul road dust control can be achieved by water application or chemical application.
Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Underground-mining; Airborne-dusts; Ventilation; Sprays; Dust-collection; Dust-collectors; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Handbook for dust control in mining
Page last reviewed: July 10, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division