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
|Opening comments, introductions, review of administrative matters
Jessica Kogel, NIOSH
Patricia Silvey, MSHA
|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
|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
- Control of Respirable Dust
- The Effects of Low Quartz Mass Loading and Spatial Variability on the Quartz Analysis of Surface Coal Mine Dust Samples
- Evaluating Portable Infrared Spectrometers for Measuring the Silica Content of Coal Dust
- Improving Silica Dust Control Through Targeted Research
- NIOSH Hazard Controls 27 - New Shroud Design Controls Silica Dust from Surface Mine and Construction Blast Hole Drills
- NIOSH Hazard ID 1 - Exposure to Silica Dust on Continuous Mining Operations Using Flooded-Bed Scrubbers
- Respirable Mine Dust Partnership
- A Review of Occupational Silica Exposures on Continuous Mining Operations
- Silica Dust Sources in Underground Limestone Mines
- Silica Dust Sources in Underground Metal/Nonmetal Mines - Two Case Studies
- Workplace Solutions: Reducing Hazardous Dust in Enclosed Operator Cabs During Construction