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Document ID (ISN)101288
CIS number 03-107
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-105
Title Silicosis in sandblasters - A case study adapted for use in U.S. high schools
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, June 2002. 21p. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract More than two million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to dusts containing crystalline silica. Prolonged inhalation of silica-containing dusts puts these workers at risk of silicosis, a fibrosis of the lungs that causes shortness of breath. More than 100,000 workers in the United States are in high-risk occupations such as sandblasting. The purpose of this booklet is to explain the basic principles of epidemiology to high school students, using the example of silicosis among sandblasters. Contents: glossary; case study of silicosis among oil field drilling pipe sandblasters; understanding silicosis; prevention of silicosis; suggested reading.
Descriptors (primary) USA; occupational diseases; silica; training material; silicosis; sandblasting; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) case study; training manuals; glossary; petroleum and natural gas industry; construction industry
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
OSH training