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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.
EVADE 2.0 has been updated with expanded video and data features to make it a more generalized and powerful tool.
This is a series of 5 videos explaining how to use the coal dust explosibility meter.
8/15/2012 - Information CircularsThis IC details a NIOSH investigation on the CDEM’s ability to accurately predict the explosibility of coal and rock dust mixtures. The conclusions support the field use of the CDEM to measure the explosibility of coal and rock dust mixtures.
2/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe performance of the current regulatory approach was found to be lacking due to the use of a variable property - quartz content in airborne dust - to establish a standard for subsequent exposures.
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.
9/1/2011 - Peer reviewed journal articlesResults from the NIOSH underground dust surveys and current longwall dust control technology and operating practices are discussed.
3/1/2011 - Peer reviewed journal articlesField tests confirm that an air-blocking shelf installed in the inside perimeter of a blasthole drill shroud substantially improves dust control. This modification reduced respirable dust by 66%–81% in the immediate vicinity of the shroud...
6/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper discusses factors that could result in a potential undetected dust explosion hazard, when using current dust sampling procedures, in an area that otherwise appears to be adequately protected with rock dust.
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.