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Document ID (ISN)100674
CIS number 02-1730
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Velasco Ortega J., Martín Egurza M.
Title Evaluation of hygiene risks in quarries and cement plants: General aspects (I)
Original title Evaluación del riesgo higiénico en canteras y cementeras: aspectos generales (I) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2002, No.161, p.8-22. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract This article in two parts (see also CIS 02-1731) reviews the current industrial hygiene methods used to identify, evaluate and control the main hazards resulting from exposure to chemical and physical agents during the various operations of open-air quarries and cement manufacturing plants. Contents: description of quarrying and cement manufacturing operations; types of cement (natural, artificial); chemical contaminants (silica, hexavalent chromium, nickel, cobalt) and physical agents (noise, lighting, thermal stress, ionizing radiation); effects of dust exposure on health (deposition in the lungs, silicosis); skin hazards; limiting the exposure to chemicals (monitoring inhalable and breathable dust fractions, hexavalent chromium, other metals); practical example of the evaluation of exposure to dust in two quarries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; cement industry; quarrying industry; health hazards; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; airborne dust; cobalt; nickel; sensitization; keratosis; hazard evaluation; chromium; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cement and concrete
Mining and quarrying