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Respirable coal mine dust: Number of samples, geometric mean exposures, and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by industry, MSHA inspector and mine operator and OSHA samples, 1995-2003

Respirable coal mine dust: Number of samples, geometric mean exposures, and percent exceeding designated occupational exposure limits by industry, MSHA inspector and mine operator and OSHA samples, 1995-2003

CIC - Census Industry Code     PEL - permissible exposure limit     REL - recommended exposure limit     GM -

Note: In coal mining, for respirable dust containing less than or equal to 5% quartz, the MSHA PEL is 2 mg/m3 MRE; for respirable dust containing greater than 5% quartz, the MSHA PEL is [(10 mg/m3 MRE) / (% quartz)]. The NIOSH REL of 1 mg/m3 MRE for respirable

Source: MSHA coal mine inspector and mine operator dust data. OSHA Integrated Management Information System.

Citation:

NIOSH 2008. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2008-172 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <http://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/172> September 30, 2016.

Reference Number: 2008-172

Date Posted: June 2008

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