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 was hosted by the NIOSH-MSHA Respirable Mine Dust Partnership.
This virtual workshop was offered through the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Click on presentation title links below to view the presented slides in PDF format. Presentation file hosting courtesy of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association website.
Day 1 - October 22
|9:00-9:15 a.m.||Opening comments, introductions, review of administrative matters||
Jessica Kogel, NIOSH
Patricia Silvey, MSHA
|9:15-9:45 a.m.||Overview and review of MSHA dust sampling||David Zatezalo, MSHA|
Respirable dust and silica exposure in mining
|Evidence for silica exposure contributing to pneumoconiosis among modern working underground coal miners||Noemi Hall|
|10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||
Recent studies on respirable disease among miners related to exposure to RCS
|From large administrative databases to individual clinics’ experiences: Multiple data sources all point to an increase in progressive massive fibrosis among coal miners||A. Scott Laney|
|Advanced investigation of mineral phases present in respirable mine dust using principal component analysis||
Rachel Lee Tani Walker
Day 2 - October 23
Recordings of the Zoom meeting sessions are hosted on the Mine Safety and Health Administration YouTube channel: