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Coal workers' x-ray surveillance program. Frequently asked questions & resource list.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2001 Oct; :1-42
NIOSHTIC No.
20025207
Abstract
This pamphlet answers to the following questions and provides a list of resources with contact information for MSHA district offices, black lung clinics, black lung benefits offices, and state offices of workers compensation. What is Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis? How can I know whether I have Black Lung? What else might the X-ray examination tell me? To whom does NIOSH send the medical report? How can I learn more about my transfer options? What if I have any symptoms or health concerns? How can I learn about Federal disability benefits or compensation? How can I learn about State disability benefits or compensation? How can I get a copy of my X-ray or find out more about my X-ray report?
Keywords
Coal-miners; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Chest-X-rays; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Coal-dust; Occupational-respiratory-disease
Publication Date
20011001
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2002-122
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Surveillance Research Methods
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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