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Document ID (ISN)106509
CIS number 07-615
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lega D., Antonelli B.M., Campopiano A., del Gaudio M., Fioravanti F., Incocciati E., Ramires D.
Title Exposure to airborne dust in the quarrying industry in Lazio
Original title Indagine sull'esposizione a polveri aerodisperse nel comparto estrattativo del Lazio [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2005, Vol.1, No.2, p.95-105. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate exposure to respirable dust during quarry work. It involved twelve enterprises in the Lazio region of Italy extracting various types of materials found in the area. Personal air samples were taken and data were grouped according to the task being carried out. Results show that workers assigned to certain tasks, in particular rotohammer and vertical cut operators were exposed to dust levels in excess of permissible values, requiring the use of personal protective equipment. Various measures are proposed for lowering dust levels: constant wetting of the piece being worked, the use of enclosures and the installation of appropriate ventilation systems.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; determination in air; quarrying industry; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) dust control; Italy; wet dust control; personal protective equipment; limitation of exposure; ventilation systems; exposure evaluation; enclosure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying