|Document ID (ISN)||108374|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-110
||Peters R.H., Vaught C., Hall E.E., Volkwein J.C.
||Miners' views about personal dust monitors
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Feb. 2008. 47p. Illus. 40 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2008-110.pdf [in English]
||Coal workers' pneumoconiosis is the leading cause of death due to occupational illness among U.S. coal miners. This disease is caused by miners' exposure to excessive levels of respirable coal mine dust. A personal dust monitor (PDM) was recently developed to provide near real-time feedback to miners regarding the level of respirable coal dust in the air they breathe. The main objective of this report is to document coal miners' reactions to this device and how they make use of the information it provides. It summarizes a field study by NIOSH that documented the opinions of 30 miners at 4 underground coal mines concerning the use of PDMs.
||coal dust; coal mining; respirable dust; personal sampling
||safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; USA; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; determination in air; workers' participation; survey
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying