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Reducing hazardous dust in enclosed operator cabs during construction.
Cecala-A; Organiscak-J; Whalen-J
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. 2009-123, 2009 Apr; :1-4
Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous dust containing silica when working in enclosed cabs during construction activities. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that equipment operator exposure could be reduced by retrofitting air pressurization and filtration systems on existing cabs, using sweeping compounds on soiled floors, and implementing a dust control program.
Construction-industry; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers; Respirable-dust; 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. 2009-123
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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