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Mining Workshop: Best Practices for Controlling Respirable Dust in Coal Mines

Beckley, WV: November 3, 2009, Birmingham, AL: March 24, 2010, Evansville, IN: April 21, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA: May 26, 2010, Grand Junction, CO: June 2, 2010

NIOSH OMSHR and MSHA hosted a series of workshops on controlling respirable dust with practical control technologies and techniques.

Inhalation of excessive levels of respirable coal dust can cause Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CWP), and overexposure to respirable silica dust can lead to silicosis. Recent surveillance indicates the number of CWP cases is rising. These occupational lung diseases can be disabling or fatal in severe cases, but are preventable through limiting worker exposure.

To request more information or a DVD containing the NIOSH workshop presentations send an email to OMSHR@cdc.gov.

Health Consequences of Overexposure to Respirable Coal and Silica Dust (see also: Faces of Black Lung video)
Jay Colinet, Senior Scientist, NIOSH OMSHR
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Sampling to Quantify Respirable Dust Generation
Jay Colinet, Senior Scientist, NIOSH OMSHR
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Controlling Respirable Dust on Longwall Mining Operations
Jim Rider, Lead Research Scientist, NIOSH OMSHR
Captioned video  |  Uncaptioned video

Continuous Miner and Roof Bolter Dust Control
Jeff Listak, Mining Engineer, NIOSH OMSHR
Captioned video  |  Uncaptioned video

Silica Dust Controls for Surface Mines
John Organiscak, Mining Engineer, NIOSH OMSHR
Captioned video  |  Uncaptioned video

How to Correctly Determine Dust Scrubber Air Quantity
Mark Schultz, Senior Engineer, Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center, MSHA
Captioned video  |  Uncaptioned video

Proper Examination of Longwall, Continuous Mining Machine, Roof Bolter and Other Dust Control Systems
John Hendley, Mine Safety and Health Specialist, Division of Health, Coal Mine Safety and Health, MSHA
Captioned video  |  Uncaptioned video

 

Title slide from Controlling Respirable Dust on Longwall Mining Operations presentation Title slide from Continuous Miner and Roof Bolter Dust control presentation Title slide from Silica Dust Controls for Surface Mines presentation Slide from black lung video

 

 
 
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