|Document ID (ISN)||100674|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0034-8732 - Prevención
|Convention or series no.
||Velasco Ortega J., Martín Egurza M.
||Evaluation of hygiene risks in quarries and cement plants: General aspects (I)
||Evaluación del riesgo higiénico en canteras y cementeras: aspectos generales (I) [in Spanish]|
||July-Sep. 2002, No.161, p.8-22. Illus. 8 ref.
||This article in two parts (see also CIS 02-1731) reviews the current industrial hygiene methods used to identify, evaluate and control the main hazards resulting from exposure to chemical and physical agents during the various operations of open-air quarries and cement manufacturing plants. Contents: description of quarrying and cement manufacturing operations; types of cement (natural, artificial); chemical contaminants (silica, hexavalent chromium, nickel, cobalt) and physical agents (noise, lighting, thermal stress, ionizing radiation); effects of dust exposure on health (deposition in the lungs, silicosis); skin hazards; limiting the exposure to chemicals (monitoring inhalable and breathable dust fractions, hexavalent chromium, other metals); practical example of the evaluation of exposure to dust in two quarries.
||occupational hygiene; cement industry; quarrying industry; health hazards; respirable dust
||threshold limit values; airborne dust; cobalt; nickel; sensitization; keratosis; hazard evaluation; chromium; silica
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Cement and concrete
Mining and quarrying