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Clothes cleaning process : instructional materials

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    Pamphlet to accompany instructional video.

    "Dusty work clothes can increase a worker's exposure to respirable dust. Respirable dust is usually considered to be particles having an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns or less and able to enter and deposit in the gas-exchange region of the human lung. A substantial amount of engineering technology has been developed that, when applied, can significantly lower respirable dust exposures of workers at mineral processing plants. But even with these improvements, some workers continue to exceed their permissible exposure limit. Elevated exposures increase the potential for developing debilitating or fatal lung diseases. The clothes-cleaning method is an example of a continuing effort to reduce the potential for developing these lung diseases." - NIOSHTIC-2

    This 2004 video shows provides an overview and construction details for a clothes cleaning system to reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous respirable dust on a worker’s clothing. Contaminated worker clothing has been identified as a source of exposure to respirable dust. If this respirable dust contains silica, it may cause the worker to develop silicosis, an irreversible lung disease. NIOSH and Unimin Corporation, the largest manufacturer of silica sand in the United States, have developed a clothes cleaning system that is able to clean dusty work clothes throughout the workday.

    NIOSHTIC no. 20026135

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