Respiratory protection equipment can be used to reduce occupational exposure to DPM.
This search area includes case studies, research and guidance on using respiratory protective equipment in operating environments.
Capability of the Airstream Helmet for Protecting Mine Workers from Diesel Particulate Matter
An open source article by James Noll. Diesel particulate matter (DPM) is considered carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and mine workers have some of the highest exposures to DPM in the USA. Therefore, mines have been developing control strategies for reducing DPM exposures of mine workers. (More...)
Controlling and monitoring exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions in coal mines
Health and Safety Laboratory (United Kingdom), Controlling and monitoring exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions in coal mines, HSL, 2005
Gold mine Expansion Proceed with new OELs
Mine expansion proceeds with new OEL’s
This case study shares the journey of a gold mine in North America on their way to achieving an expansion in a difficult ventilation circuit which challenged meeting required DPM contaminant levels. In these circumstances the site kept informed through the provision of real-time monitoring...
Guide to managing risks of exposure to diesel exhaust in the workplace – Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia, 2015, Guide to managing risks of exposure to diesel exhaust in the workplace, Safe Work Australia. 10 pp
Management of diesel emissions in Western Australian mining operations – Guideline
Department of Mines and Petroleum, 2013, Management of diesel emissions in Western Australian mining operations ? guideline: Resources Safety, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia, 37 pp
NIOSH Mining Site Search Browser Link
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Site Browser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accessed 3 December 2019