|Document ID (ISN)||106509|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
|Convention or series no.
||Lega D., Antonelli B.M., Campopiano A., del Gaudio M., Fioravanti F., Incocciati E., Ramires D.
||Exposure to airborne dust in the quarrying industry in Lazio
||Indagine sull'esposizione a polveri aerodisperse nel comparto estrattativo del Lazio [in Italian]|
||Apr.-June 2005, Vol.1, No.2, p.95-105. Illus. 8 ref.
||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.
||airborne dust; determination in air; quarrying industry; respirable dust
||dust control; Italy; wet dust control; personal protective equipment; limitation of exposure; ventilation systems; exposure evaluation; enclosure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Mines and quarries
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying