National Education, Research, Safety & Health Consultancy (NERSHCO)
Handbook on Mine Occupational Hygiene Measurements
The title of the handbook could be very misleading if one does not know why it carries the title;
as if it is only applicable to the mining industry. The Handbook covers most of the aspects a person employed as an
Occupational Hygiene Assistant and a person with a Practical Certificate in Mine Environmental Control would deal with
on a daily basis. The title stems from the fact that the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) sponsored the book as part of a research
project, hence the title.
The Handbook has its origin as far back as 1947 which was updated and amended in 1972 and 1988.
The Handbook covers the typical topics of:
Airborne pollutants (dust, diesel, asbestos, welding fumes, gases and vapours and flammable gas)
Biological environmental factors
Dermal and surface sampling
Physical environmental factors (noise, thermal, vibration, illumination, other non-ionising and ionising radiation)
Airflow and -pressure
The Handbook can be obtained, free of charge (excluding administrative costs) from Dr. Johan Schoeman.
Textbook Occupational Hygiene: The Science (Volume 1)
This volume covers:
An introduction to occupational hygiene
All legislative aspects (OHS Act and MHS Act)
Chemical environmental factors
Textbook Occupational Hygiene: The Science (Volume 2)