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3/1/2019 - PC softwareFAST is a beta software program that supports a field-based respirable crystalline silica monitoring approach and end-of-shift analysis of results.
1/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesMiners face a variety of respiratory hazards while on the job, including exposure to silica dust which can lead to silicosis, a potentially fatal lung disease.
This handbook was developed to identify available engineering controls that can assist underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining operations in reducing worker exposure to respirable silica dust.
This handbook was developed to identify available engineering controls that can help the industry reduce worker exposure to respirable coal and silica dust.
2/1/2009 - Conference papersThis paper presents the results to date of a NIOSH investigation into the possible causes that would account for the observed higher trends in CWP disease progression through review, data analysis, and in-mine surveying.
11/1/2008 - Reports of InvestigationsNIOSH experimentally investigated various factor effects on cab air filtration system performance.
10/16/2020 - Research areasRespirable Dust Topic Page
Evaluation of Methods to Inform Development of a Near Real-time Monitor for Measuring and Reducing RCS Exposures in Non-coal Mines9/18/2020 - Research projectsA project to develop novel and improved monitoring solutions for respirable crystalline silica that can be commercialized and subsequently provided to mine operators for the assessment of hazardous conditions in the field.
7/7/2020 - Non-peer reviewed journal articlesA trade publication article detailing NIOSH's work on the advancement of real-time dust monitors to lower exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust.
4/12/2020 - Research projectsTo demonstrate the suitability and efficiency of monitoring and control solutions which will help to lower the respirable dust exposure of M/NM miners.