Dusting off: NIOSH develops a new method to clean dust-soiled work clothes.
Pollock-DE; Cecala-AB; O'Brien-AD; Zimmer-JA; Howell-JL
Rock Prod 2005 Mar; 108(3):30-34
Unimin Corp. and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently conducted a cooperative research project. The result is an improved method for cleaning dust-soiled work clothing at mineral processing operations. This clothes-cleaning process was implemented in the milling facility at Unimin's Marston Operation in Marston, NC. From testing at this facility, it has been proven that this technique is a quick, safe, and effective method to clean dust-soiled work clothing.
Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-exposure; Mining-equipment; Respirable-dust; Mining-industry; Clothing; Work-clothing
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment