Mining Feature: New Editions of Dust Control Guides for Coal and Industrial Minerals

Monday, January 31, 2022

New Editions. New Solutions.Front covers of the coal and industrial minerals dust control guides

Learn the latest dust control best practices for coal mining and industrial minerals mining and processing in the new editions of two NIOSH guides. Dust control is essential to preventing diseases caused by dust exposure, such as silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis (commonly called black lung). 

Best Practices for Dust Control in Coal Mining, 2nd ed. can help coal mine operators find control technologies that limit worker exposure to respirable dust and minimize float coal dust deposits. The controls discussed in this edition range from long-utilized controls that have developed into industry standards to emerging controls that continue to be researched.

Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing, 2nd ed. describes proven and effective control technologies that lower workers’ dust exposures during all stages of mineral processing. The handbook’s aim is to empower minerals industry personnel to apply state-of-the-art dust control technology to help reduce or eliminate mine and mill worker exposure to hazardous dust concentrations.

Page last reviewed: January 31, 2022
Page last updated: January 31, 2022