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Reducing hazardous dust exposure when rock drilling during construction.
Organiscak-J; Cecala-A; Page-S; 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. 2009-124, 2009 Apr; :1-4
Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous dust containing crystalline silica during site preparation when drilling systems are used. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that drill dust could be decreased by using wet or dry dust reduction engineering controls, enclosed cabs, 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. 2009-124
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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