Workshop: Silica Exposure and Lung Disease in the Mining Industry
October 22-23, 2020
The Silica Exposure and Lung Disease in the Mining Industry workshop is being held by the NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership.
This will be a virtual workshop offered through the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Call for presentations - due 8/19/2020
If you are interested in presenting at the workshop please provide, by August 19th, 2020, a short synopsis of your proposed presentation to Jessica Kogel at email@example.com and Roslyn Fontaine at Fontaine.Roslyn@dol.gov.
Draft - Final agenda and registration details to be released soon.
Day 1 - October 22
|9:00-9:30 a.m.||Opening comments, introductions, review of administrative matters|
Respirable dust and silica exposure in mining
Recent studies on respirable disease among miners related to exposure to RCS
Day 2 - October 23
|9:00-10:00 a.m.||Collecting, measuring, and analyzing RCS samples|
Current and proven technologies to reduce miners' exposure to RCS
|11:15 a.m.-noon||Workforce engagement & empowerment|
|noon-12:15 p.m.||Discussion of path forward and next steps|