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Document ID (ISN)103504
CIS number 04-663
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2876-0
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 252
Author(s) Dabill D.W.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Controlling and monitoring exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions in non-coal mines
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. v, 12p. Illus. Price: GBP 10.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr252.pdf [in English]
Abstract Most non-coal mines use diesel-powered vehicles and equipment underground. Consequently, in the confined spaces of a mine, the potential for worker exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) is high. This report provides practical advice on how to control exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions in non-coal mines. It describes a simple on-site method for measuring exposures to DEEEs and to confirm whether the controls in place are effective and the exposures are being kept in line with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH, see CIS 00-620) requirements.
Descriptors (primary) diesel engines; confined spaces; underground mining; determination in air; mining machines; limitation of exposure; exhaust gases
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; ventilation; description of technique; particulate removing respirators; sampling and analysis; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces