|Document ID (ISN)||103184|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||de Klerk N.H., Ambrosini G.L., Pang S.C., Musk A.W.
||Silicosis compensation in Western Australian gold miners since the introduction of an occupational exposure standard for crystalline silica
||Nov. 2002, Vol.46, No.8, p.687-692. Illus. 12 ref.
||The aims of this study were to re-examine the incidence of silicosis among Western Australian gold miners and to estimate the risk of silicosis among these workers since 1974, when the current exposure standard for crystalline silica was implemented. Work histories of cases compensated for pneumoconiosis after 1974 were examined. The number of workers likely to be exposed to crystalline silica in Western Australia were considered as the population at risk. It was found that there were no cases of compensated silicosis in Western Australian miners whose first dust exposure began during or after 1974. The upper 95% confidence interval for this zero rate was estimated to be 4.8 per 100,000 person-years.
||airborne dust; Western Australia; frequency rates; silicosis; gold mining; silica
||compensation of occupational diseases; Australia; statistical evaluation; permissible levels; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mining and quarrying