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November 2003
NIOSH Docket Number 015

B Reader Program

Chest radiographic imaging is a widely applied and important tool for assessing lung health in clinical medicine, research investigations, hazard evaluations, and medical monitoring of workers exposed to silica, asbestos, coal, beryllium, and other dusts capable of producing occupational pneumoconiosis. The B Reader Certification Program has not been substantially revised since its first development and would benefit from critical evaluation and modification in order to assure optimal test validity, reliability, and efficiency, and overall effectiveness of the Program. An open meeting was held on March 4, 2004 in McLean, VA [68 FR 66447] with the intention to serve as an important additional step in the continuing evolution and improvement of the NIOSH B Reader Program.

Information

68 FR 66447; Announcing meeting: NIOSH B Reader Certification Program: Looking to the Future; 3/4/04, McLean, VA [PDF - 326 KB]

Submissions in order of Receipt

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Ken Rosenman (Michigan State University); 1/22/04 [PDF - 321 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Randolph Burns (Edwards & George LLP) w/Exhibits; 4/6/04 [PDF - 1976 KB]

List of exhibits submitted by Randolph Burns (Edwards & George LLP); 4/6/04 [PDF - 142 KB]

Exhibit 1 – Glater, Jonathan (2003). Suits on silica being compared to asbestos cases, NY Times [PDF - 140 KB]

Exhibit 2 – Code of Regulations 42 CFR § 37.60(a) [PDF - 1521 KB]

Exhibit 3 -- 49 FR 7562.02 – Specifications for medical examinations of underground coal miners, final rule; 3/1/84 [PDF - 258 KB]

Exhibit 4 – Brickman L (2003). On the theory class’s theories of asbestos litigation: the disconnect between scholarship and reality. Pepperdine Law Review 33:54-59.  [PDF - 17,762 KB]

Exhibit 5 – 2002 Trust distribution process [PDF - 1992 KB]

Exhibit 6 – Bell G (2002). Asbestos litigation and judicial leadership: the court’s duty to help solve the asbestos litigation crisis. 6(6):1-50. [PDF - 2315 KB]

Exhibit 7 – Deposition of Jeffrey Bass, MD in the District Court of Cass County, TX, 5th Judicial District; 5/10/03 [PDF - 3635 KB]

Exhibit 8 – Examples of advertisement [PDF - 271 KB]

Exhibit 9 – Shapiro & Shapiro asbestos screening advertisement [PDF - 43 KB]

Exhibit 10 – Raymark Industries, Inc. v. Stemple 714 F.Supp.460 (D.Kan.1988); 1990 Westlaw 72588 [PDF - 1980 KB]

Exhibit 11 -- Senate Bill No. 8 (draft) [PDF - 188 KB]

Exhibit 12 -- American Bar Association Commission on asbestos litigation report to the House of Delegates recommendation [PDF - 1313 KB]

Exhibit 13 – Mysteries companies, massive payouts in Mobil Register [PDF - 749 KB]

Exhibit 14 – Egilman D (2002). Asbestos screenings. Letter to the Editor, AJIM 42:163. [PDF - 82 KB]

Exhibit 15 – Adams v Harron . Westlaw 710326 (4th Cir), [PDF - 173 KB]

Exhibit 16 – Report of Dr. Brent Mainwaring [PDF - 34 KB]

Exhibit 17 – Rubin CB, Ringenbach L (1991). *35 The use of court experts in asbestos litigation (FNa). Westlaw 137 FRD 35 [PDF - 886 KB]

Exhibit 18 – Deposition of Richard B. Levine, MD in the District Court of Cass County, TX, 5th Judicial District; 4/21/03 [PDF - 4084 KB]

Exhibit 19 – Deposition of Ray A. Harron, MD in the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, OH, Case # 323-879-323909 [PDF - 1754 KB]

Exhibit 20 – Deposition of Jay T. Segarra, MD; 6/18/03 [PDF - 5851 KB]

Exhibit 21 – Deposition of Mark Klepper, MD; 6/20/00 [PDF - 1578 KB]

Exhibit 22 – Marketing letter to lawyers from Most Health Services [PDF - 108 KB]

Exhibit 23 – Deposition of Rudy Seidel (Private person); 2/2/04 [PDF - 634 KB]

 

 
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