The National Occupational Health Survey of Mining: North Carolina results.
Greskevitch-MF; Roman-JM; Piacitelli-CA; Dieffenbach-AL; Groce-DW
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 Sep; :15
The National Occupational Health Survey of Mining (NOHSM) was designed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to characterize all of the health-related agents to which U.S. miners are potentially exposed. The NOHSM was mandated by the 1977 Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act. While the NOHSM was designed as a nationwide survey, some parties have expressed interest in obtaining results on a state-by-state basis. One such request came from North Carolina. NIOSH surveyed 22 currently active mines in North Carolina which were grouped into 10 mineral commodities. The North Carolina mines which NIOSH surveyed employed a total of 884 workers. The inventories listed 2,763 items, with 374 of those being zero use items. Three of the 22 surveyed mines claimed some information as trade secret. This presentation will summarize North Carolina vs. National results concerning the previously listed topics for each commodity plus employee potential exposures to chemical substances; trade name products; physical agents (noise, segmental and whole body vibration, and heat); musculoskeletal overloads; and welding-related processes.
Health-surveys; Occupational-health; Mining-industry; Occupational-exposure; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Welding; Exposure-levels
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio