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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.
7/9/2019 - Awards and recognitionTwo NIOSH Mining researchers are among those honored at the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo.
Reducing Silica and other Respirable Hazards in the Industrial Minerals and Metal/Nonmetal Mining Industries3/6/2019 - Research projectsA project to develop control interventions to reduce occupational exposure to silica and other respirable dusts in metal/nonmetal mines and mills.
2/25/2019 - Research projectsA project to design, validate, and promote the use of advancements in monitoring the exposure of miners to respirable dust, respirable crystalline silica, and diesel particulate matter.
A Comparison of Respirable Crystalline Silica Concentration Measurements Using a Direct-on-filter Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Transmission Method vs. a Traditional Laboratory X-ray Diffraction Method1/10/2019 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA study comparing respirable crystalline silica concentration measurements using an end-of-shift Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometry method versus a traditional laboratory X-ray diffraction analysis.