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National Occupational Health Survey of Mining: Gemstones Report.


PB90180167

Publication Date 1988
Page Count 48
Abstract Data on potential exposures chemical and physical agents was gathered for the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the gemstones commodity. Two gemstones mines were surveyed for the report. Nine chemicals were found on mine property for which regulations were imposed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Three chemicals were found on site which had no NIOSH or MSHA exposure limits. Trade name products found on mine property were listed. Potential exposures to noise, process related temperature, and whole body vibration were noted. Seven musculoskeletal conditions were identified which could result in complications for the workers: sitting; standing; prone or supine lying; heavy lifting; finger and hands; neck and/or back; and the forearm, arm, and shoulder. Three welding processes were used in the sites: shield metal arc welding, arc welding, and oxyfuel gas cutting. Annual usage estimates were provided for generic and tradename chemicals.
Keywords
  • Gems
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxicity
  • Mining
  • Mining equipment
  • Exposure
  • Tables(Data)
  • Surveys
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Personnel
  • Temperature
  • Vibration
  • Stress(Physiology)
  • Welding
  • Chemicals
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Health hazards
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div. of Respiratory Disease Studies.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199010
National Occupational Health Survey of Mining: Gemstones Report.
National Occupational Health Survey of Mining: Gemstones Report.
PB90180167

  • Gems
  • Hazardous materials
  • Toxicity
  • Mining
  • Mining equipment
  • Exposure
  • Tables(Data)
  • Surveys
  • Noise(Sound)
  • Personnel
  • Temperature
  • Vibration
  • Stress(Physiology)
  • Welding
  • Chemicals
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Health hazards
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
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