Coal workers' x-ray surveillance program. Frequently asked questions & resource list.
NIOSH 2001 Oct; :1-42
This pamphlet answers to the following questions and provides a list of resources with contact information for MSHA district offices, black lung clinics, black lung benefits offices, and state offices of workers compensation. What is Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis? How can I know whether I have Black Lung? What else might the X-ray examination tell me? To whom does NIOSH send the medical report? How can I learn more about my transfer options? What if I have any symptoms or health concerns? How can I learn about Federal disability benefits or compensation? How can I learn about State disability benefits or compensation? How can I get a copy of my X-ray or find out more about my X-ray report?
Coal-miners; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Chest-X-rays; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Coal-dust; Occupational-respiratory-disease
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-122
Research Tools and Approaches: Surveillance Research Methods
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health