|Document ID (ISN)||68915|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0829-0369 - Travail et santé
|Convention or series no.
||Gagné L., Gérin M., Perrault G.
||Mineralogical data and occupational exposure to dusts in Quebec mines
||Données minéralogiques et exposition professionnelle aux poussières dans les mines du Québec [in French]|
||Mar. 1996, Vol.12, No.1, p.S-2 to S-6. 20 ref.
||97-0571.pdf [in French]
||The objective of this study was to qualitatively evaluate the occupational exposure of Quebec miners to potentially present and/or unsuspected dusts. Results are presented as tables (matrices) linking the specific mines with worker exposure to the various substances. Partial validation was accomplished by comparing these assessments with dust characterizations done by the Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute for six of the mines. It appears that mine workers may be exposed to mineral dusts containing not only the substance of primary commercial interest and/or usually monitored, but also other substances originating from the mineralization process e.g. asbestos, talc, mica and arsenic in certain gold mines. This matrix constitutes an inventory that could be used by hygienists as a tool to systematically identify potential exposures in Quebec mines.
||Canada; Quebec; mineralogy; exposure evaluation; mining industry; dust
||occupational hygiene; arsenic; occupational health survey; mica; talc; asbestos
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying