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ID (ISN) del documento35817
Número CIS 81-1128
Año 1979
Número de serie DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.79-145
Título The Federal Mine Health Program in 1978.
Información bibliográfica National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Aug. 1979, 13p.
Resumen Report on research and continuing health and safety programmes carried out in 1978 to protect workers in coal, metal and nonmetal mines. 2 new programmes have begun: The Mining Industries Surveillance Programme documents hazardous physical agents used or found in mines and evaluates the toxicity of harmful substances at the concentrations found; the Health Hazard Evaluation Programme is designed to respond to requests from miners, mine operators and government agencies for information about new health hazards. X-ray examinations showed that 5.64% of 118,579 miners had simple or complicated pneumoconiosis and 1.92% were eligible for transfer. Many of those examined had worked less than 5 years in mines. Under the provisions for autopsy of underground coal miners, 321 autopsies were carried out. Pathologic standards for coal workers' pneumoconiosis were developed.
Descriptores (primarios) programas de higiene; Estados Unidos; minas; programas de seguridad; polvos respirables
Descriptores (secundarios) organización nacional; informe; neumoconiosis; encuesta epidemiológica; mineria del carbón; investigación; extracción de minerales no metálicos; minas de metal; autopsia
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Safety programmes
Workplace health promotion
Mining and quarrying