Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining

Kerry Clines

October 8, 2012

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health‘s new Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining 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. The controls discussed in this handbook range from long-used controls, which have developed into industry standards, to newer controls, which are still being optimized.

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