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Control of hazardous dust when grinding concrete.
Cincinnati, OH: 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. 2009-115, 2009 Apr; :1-4
Construction workers are exposed to hazardous dust when using handheld electric grinders to smooth poured concrete surfaces after forms are stripped. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that exposures could be reduced if a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) shroud was attached to the grinder.
Construction-industry; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers; Respirable-dust; Concretes; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-exposure; Dust-particles; Dusts; Ventilation-systems; Ventilation; Ventilation-equipment; Control-technology; Engineering-controls; Silica-dusts; Quartz-dust; Particulate-dust; Particulates; Work-practices; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Respirators; Respiratory-protection
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-115
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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