A review of information published since 1995 on coal mine dust exposures and associated health outcomes

October 2010
NIOSH Docket Number 210

In 1995 NIOSH published a major review and report of recommendations, entitled Criteria for a Recommended Standard – Occupational Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust. This new Current Intelligence Bulletin updates the information on coal mine dust exposures and associated health effects from 1995 to the present. In part, the intent is to determine whether the 1995 recommendations, in this respect, remain valid, and to what extent, if any, modifications or additions are needed to those recommendations. The report does not deal with, nor discuss, issues of sampling and analytical feasibility nor technical feasibility in achieving compliance.

Peer Review Agenda page: A review of information published since 1995 on coal mine dust exposures and associated health outcomes

Document and Responses to Reviewers’ Comments

Final; NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 64: Coal Mine Dust Exposure and Associated Health Outcomes – A review of information published since 1995; DHHS(NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-172; 4/1/11pdf icon [PDF – 37,209 KB]

NIOSH responses to peer reviewers; Posted 4/1/11pdf icon [PDF – 2,695 KB]

NIOSH responses to public review submissions; Posted 4/1/11pdf icon [PDF – 8,803 KB]

Material Under Consideration

Notice; 75 FR 52355; Notice of draft document available for public comments; 8/25/10pdf icon [PDF – 1,446 KB]

Draft document “A review of information published since 1995 on coal mine dust exposures and associated health outcomes”; 8/1/10pdf icon [PDF – 28,709 KB]

Submissions in order of receipt

Submission to docket from Bruce Watzman (National Mining Association); 9/24/10pdf icon [PDF – 7,513 KB]

Submission to docket from James Weeks (Private Person); 9/24/10pdf icon [PDF – 1,671 KB]

Review from Peer Reviewer #1; 10/01/10pdf icon [PDF – 2,443 KB]

Review from Peer Reviewer #2; 10/10/10pdf icon [PDF – 2,105 KB]

Review from Peer Reviewer #3; 10/08/10pdf icon [PDF – 718 KB]

Review from Peer Reviewer #4; 10/01/10pdf icon [PDF – 128 KB]

Page last reviewed: October 1, 2010