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Document ID (ISN)30775
CIS number 79-257
ISSN - Serial title 0026-5160 - American Mining Congress Journal
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Davis S.C., Balzer J.L., Raymond M.A.
Title An industrial hygiene program for a surface mining operation.
Bibliographic information May 1978, Vol.64, No.5, p.47-50. Illus.
Abstract An industrial hygiene (IH) programme in a multinational corporation operating mainly in the USA and engaged principally in mining, oil and gas exploration, development and production (including ocean shipping) is described. The programme covers all mine development stages (pre-exploration, exploration, planning and development, production, post-production) and is intended to develop purchase and design specifications to minimise occupational health hazards, review engineering plans and specifications for legal compliance and adherence to IH principles, establish a functional IH programme (engineering controls and tests, sampling systems for contaminants, personal protective equipment, medical surveillance, and training), communicate with government agencies to clarify regulations, conduct testing and obtain approval for compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act, and develop and operate a data management system to organise and correlate employee exposures, medical records and chemical inventories.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; mining industry; petroleum and natural gas industry; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) USA; opencast work; cooperation; medical supervision; safety training in industry; legislation
Document type -
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Mining and quarrying
Occupational health services